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Mr. Drake's Duck

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Mr. Drake's Duck 1951

85 mins USA Director. Val Guest

What's harder to believe: Douglas Fairbanks Jr as a would-be farmer in the middle of rural Sussex, or a radioactive duck laying pure uranium eggs? Add a blonde Hollywood starlet (Yolande Donlan, who would later marry the film's director Val Guest), the British Army, and all the world's nuclear power-crazed nations - and a modest BBC radio play is turned into a jolly, surreal film comedy. And if that's not science-fiction enough for you, look out for Jon Pertwee, later to become the third Doctor Who.

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Directed by

Val Guest


Peter Butterworth

Wilfrid Hyde White

Jon Pertwee

A.E. Matthews

Yolande Donlan

Douglas Fairbanks Jr


Science Fiction Comedy


Ducks Uranium Eggs Farms


Animals on Film







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