Nearly a Nasty Accident

Nearly a Nasty Accident is a 1961 British comedy film directed by Don Chaffey and starring Jimmy Edwards, Kenneth Connor, Shirley Eaton and Eric Barker.[1]

Nearly a Nasty Accident
UK theatrical release poster
Directed byDon Chaffey
Produced byBertram Ostrer
Written byJack Davies
Hugh Woodhouse
play "Touch Wood" by
David Stringer
David Carr
StarringJimmy Edwards
Kenneth Connor
Shirley Eaton
Eric Barker
Music byKen Jones
CinematographyPaul Beeson
Edited byBill Lenny
British Lion Films
Bertram Ostrer Productions
Marlow Films Ltd.
Distributed byBritannia Films (UK)
Release date
Running time
86 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

A mechanically minded but accident-prone aircraftman (Kenneth Connor) creates chaos and arouses the anger of a promotion-seeking Group Captain (Jimmy Edwards).[2]


Critical response

The New York Times called the film "essentially a one-joke comedy hanging on the thinnest of plots."[3] TV Guide said "Connor is a soldier who is obsessed with repairing things and is fascinated with anything mechanical, in this cute British comedy".[4]


  1. "BFI | Film & TV Database | NEARLY A NASTY ACCIDENT (1960)". 16 April 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  2. "Nearly a Nasty Accident | BFI | BFI". Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  3. "Nearly-a-Nasty-Accident - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  4. "Nearly A Nasty Accident Review". Retrieved 7 March 2014.

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