Spare a Copper (1940)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Police Comedy  |   Release Date - Dec 1, 1940 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 77 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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In this British WW II comedy, a brave member of the Police War Reserve eventually becomes a hero when he exposes a conspiracy to sabotage the battleship Hercules on her first voyage. But at first his fellow officers believe that he is one of the enemy agents and pursue him down the docks, causing him to prematurely launch the ship and save it from exploding.

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foil [thwart], war, battleship, boating, chase, criminal, destruction, discovery, espionage, explosion, false-accusation, investigation, launch, plans, police, sabotage, scheme, spoiled, voyage, warship