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Billy in the Blitz

(His is taught how to do a googly)
Hope and Glory - just watched it again. Wonderful movie. Planning on doing a dueling movies review vs this movie -

In order to stay in the American barracks, Jim has to set out some pheasant traps.
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Hope and Glory - just watched it again. Wonderful movie. Planning on doing a dueling movies review vs this movie -

In order to stay in the American barracks, Jim has to set out some pheasant traps.
Empire of the Sun


(very surprised you know what a 'googly' is!)
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Empire of the Sun


(very surprised you know what a 'googly' is!)
Actually, until I watched it recently, I did not know anything about cricket (except that it is baseball's idiot cousin). I learned a little about the sport although I think the makers thought we are all British and already know what a googly is.

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Actually, until I watched it recently, I did not know anything about cricket (except that it is baseball's idiot cousin). I learned a little about the sport although I think the makers thought we are all British and already know what a googly is.

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"While a normal leg break spins from the leg to the off side, away from a right-handed batsman, a googly spins the other way, from off to leg, into a right-handed batsman (and is distinct from an off break delivery). The bowler achieves this change of spin by bending the wrist sharply from the normal leg break delivery position. When the ball rolls out of the hand (from the side near the little finger, as in a normal leg break), it emerges with clockwise spin (from the bowler's point of view). A googly may also be achieved by bowling the ball as a conventional leg break, but spinning the ball further with the fingers just before it is released.

The change of wrist action can be seen by a skilled batsman and the change of spin allowed for when playing a shot at the ball. Less skilled batsmen, or ones who have lost their concentration, can be deceived completely, expecting the ball to move one direction off the pitch, only for it to move the other direction. If the batsman is expecting a leg break, he will play outside the line of the ball after it spins. This means the ball can either strike the pads for a potential LBW appeal, or may fly between the bat and the pads and hit the wicket.

The googly is a major weapon in the arsenal of a leg spin bowler, and can be one of the bowler's most effective wicket-taking balls. It is used infrequently, because its effectiveness comes mostly from its surprise value.

Left-arm unorthodox spinners, commonly known as "chinaman" bowlers, can bowl with the googly action using the left arm. This delivery is usually known as a chinaman googly and turns away from a right-handed batsman, like a leg break or left-arm orthodox spinner. The googly is similar in principle to the doosra, the ball from an off-spinner which turns the opposite way from his stock ball."
I am sure that makes it clear!


NEW CLUE:- Films starts with a fighter pilot a prisoner of the communists.
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OMG I beg you to never do that again! I have a terrific headache now. Here is my revenge:

In Major League Baseball, "Infield Fly" is explained by rule 2.00 (Definitions of terms), and rule 6.05e (Batter is out). Other leagues have similar rules.

Since the purpose is to prevent double plays, the rule applies only when there are fewer than two outs, and there is a force play at third base (i.e., there are runners at first and second base, or the bases are loaded).[1] In these situations, if a fly ball is in fair play, and in the umpire's judgment it is catchable by an infielder with ordinary effort, the umpire shall call "infield fly", and the batter will be out[2] regardless of whether the ball is actually caught in flight. Umpires typically raise one arm straight up to signal to everyone that the rule is in effect.

If "infield fly" is called and the fly ball is caught, it is treated exactly as an ordinary fly ball; the batter is out, there is no force, and the runners must tag up. On the other hand, if "infield fly" is called and the ball lands fair without being caught, the batter is still out, and there is no force, but the runners are not required to tag up. In either case, the ball is live, and the runners may advance at the risk of being doubled-off if the ball is caught.
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NEW CLUE:- Films starts with a fighter pilot a prisoner of the communists.
The communists are in Eastern Europe post WWII
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The communists are in Eastern Europe post WWII
I'm making a guess here: "Firefox?"

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I'm making a guess here: "Firefox?"

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No, the pilots serve in the RAF-- not a popular thing in post 1945 eastern Europe.
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Dark Blue World?
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The main character is an enlisted man who masquerades as an officer.
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The main character is an enlisted man who masquerades as an officer.
Your clue could also apply to "I Was Monty's Double," "The Secret War of Harry Frigg," "Me and the Colonel" and probably a host of others, too.

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Your clue could also apply to "I Was Monty's Double," "The Secret War of Harry Frigg," "Me and the Colonel" and probably a host of others, too.

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Yeah, but I was going to mention William Holden's name in the next clue and that would have given it away.
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