The Flying Eye (1955)

Genres - Action, Children's/Family, Spy Film  |   Run Time - 53 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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A novel by John Newton Chance was the basis for the British kiddie-matinee feature The Flying Eye. Geoffrey Summer stars as Colonel Audacious, an erstwhile inventor. With help of his young friend Bunstuffer (David Hannaford), the Colonel invents a "Flying Eye": a model airplane with a concealed TV camera. All sorts of slapstick complications follow, culminating in a hilarious set-to with a gang of foreign spies. Adults as well as children were entertained by Flying Eye when it first came out; whether the same would be true if the film were reissued in the 1990s, who can say?

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aerial, agent [representative], camera, child, enemy, espionage, flight, flying, formula, model-airplane, modeling, secret-plan, secrets, sidekick, television, television-camera