Lancaster Cockpit

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Yesterday evening I was watching an old favourite war film of mine, 'A Matter of Life and Death' with the fantastic David Niven (God rest his soul). Anyway, I was wondering which Lancaster's cockpit was used for the cockpit scenes where Niven's character, Squadron leader Carter, is talking to Radio Operator June (Kim Hunter), and preparing to meet his end. Was it the cockpit of a complete Lanc, just the cockpit area, or a convincing mock up I wonder?
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Ahhh my second favourite film of all time.....Ummmmmm Kim Hunter ! anyway, I'm pretty confident i read some where that it was a specially made mock-up for the film. alas I cannot remember the source !
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It's a cracking mock up, I wonder what happened to it? Likely disposed of at some time. As war films go it's really good, fantastic story, great actors and it features A 'lanc' (albeit probably a mock up) and a Mossie too, great movie.

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It's not a war film. It's not about war, it just happens to be set at that time. The war is merely a backdrop.
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True, good point, more a supernatural/romance film, The wartime aspect does provide a excellent backdrop though

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If you like this try 'the life and death of colonel blimp'.
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Is this the one that was remade as 'Always'? Moggy