The Flying Wombat

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The Young in Heart, 1938, as well as being a satisfying comedy about a family of spongers meeting their match in an innocent old lady, also features possibly the world’s best car showroom:
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The Flying Wombat was actually the 1938 Phantom Corsair, a futuristic prototype designed by Rust Heinz, the ketchup magnate. It’s a beautiful-looking thing, but turned out not to be the car of tomorrow after all.
The film is bursting with up-to-the-minute Thirties style: a couple even have a date at Lubetkin’s modernist penguin pool at London zoo, which had opened four years before.
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One thought on “The Flying Wombat

  1. peacay

    ‘Flying’ would be near the end of the list of adjectives I would choose to associate with wombat. Soft, cuddly, slow .. even docile, would be much closer to the mark. No wonder the car failed!

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