Mr Drake's Duck  [DVD]Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (actor)
Yolanda Donlan (actor)
Format: all-region dvd (worldwide)
Runtime: 85 min
Quality: Very Good
A bright, breezy comedy from British director Val Guest (adapted from the book by Ian Messiter) about a duck that lays uranium eggs, filmed in an innocent postwar era when the long-term effects of radiation poisoning were still unknown.
Mrs Guest, the blonde and perky Yolande Donlan, plays Mrs Drake, who's married to suave Douglas Fairbanks Jr and who, together with her husband, breeds ducks on their Sussex farm, one of which turns out to be a source of possible riches. Very enjoyable, and deservedly very popular in its day, this is still a charming and overlooked British comedy.