The Balloon Goes Up (1942)

Genres - Action, Musical, Spy Film  |   Run Time - 58 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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The Balloon Goes Up is a British amalgam of music hall vulgarities and radio one-liners. Ethel Revnell and Gracie West play a couple of cackling cockneys who get mixed up with sergeants Donald Peers and Ronald Shiner. The soldiers are special service entertainers, pretending to be officers. It's all for a good cause: Peers and Shiner hope to capture a nest of Nazis at barrage-balloon launching site. The Balloon Goes Up bears a marked resemblance to the Crazy Gang vehicle Gasbags.

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agent [representative], balloon, entertainer, espionage, military, music, Nazism, officer, war