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Operation Matador

UK, 1959 (MIFF 1962, Fact and Fantasy)

Director: Don Chipperfield

Five students had the bright idea of driving a motor mower 375 miles from Edinburgh to London. Ransomes supplied a Matador mower (it's quicker by train but its slower by mower) to get a mixture of crazy comedy, travelogue and publicity.

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