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Suicide Squadron (1941)
"Dangerous Moonlight" (original title)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Romance, War  |  20 April 1942 (USA)
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During World War II, an American newswoman falls for a Polish piano virtuoso...who wants to go back and fight.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anton Walbrook ...
Sally Gray ...
Carol Peters Radetzky
Derrick De Marney ...
Mike Carroll
Cecil Parker ...
Percy Parsons ...
Bill Peters
Kenneth Kent ...
Andre De Guise (as Keneth Kent)
J.H. Roberts ...
Residing Physician
Guy Middleton ...
British Commander
Frederick Valk ...
Polish Bomber Commander
O.B. Clarence ...
Waiter with tray of wine (as O. B. Clarence)
James Pirrie ...
(as James Perrie)
Marian Spencer ...
Miss Gratton (as Marion Spencer)
Leslie Gordon
Philip Friend ...


Prologue: in 1940, a shellshocked man fights to recall his past. Flashback: During the Nazi invasion of Poland, American reporter Carole Peters meets Polish airman Stefan Radetzky, also a piano virtuoso. Stefan is among the last to escape Warsaw; months later, in New York, he and Carole meet again, and marry. But the thought of his going back to fight is not only personally terrifying to Carole, but seems a great waste of his musical talent... Written by Rod Crawford <>

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Suicide Squadron  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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According to modern sources, the air-battle scenes were filmed during actual combat. See more »


In a cockpit close-up, during the final air battle, the "Poland" flash on Stefan's uniform is back-to-front, as in a mirror image. This indicates that the original left-to-right shot was "flipped" so that it coincided with the other right-to-left shots that are used in the complete battle sequence. See more »

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Opening credits prologue: LONDON NOVEMBER 1940 See more »


Referenced in Terence Young: Bond Vivant (1999) See more »


Liebestraum No. 3 (A Dream of Love)
Written by Franz Liszt
Played on piano by Anton Walbrook (dubbed by Louis Kentner)
Hummed by Sally Gray
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Flashback of Polish war pilot,starting and ending with struggle to recall concerto.
9 August 2001 | by (Anchorage,Alaska.) – See all my reviews

Opens in UK hospital with Walbrook as war-injured Polish officer agonising over recall of composition:flashback to meeting with N.Y. news correspondent (who quickly supplants US with UK accent) Sally Gray(actress's name) as he ruminates over concerto composition.Further recall to selection by Air pilots' squad to come to US to garner funds for Poland in 1940.Wrenching decision to return East and and as RAF pilot runs out of ammunition and wilfully crashes into German bomber,bringing us back to original scene in hospital room. Conflicts developed very nicely:between hero and other pilots;between hero and close friend over the heroine;between hero and wife about return to UK;and within himself over his future mission:to stay fundraising in US or join RAF.Goes without saying about excellent haunting" Warsaw Concerto" excellently played,very moody amd evocative. When this film came out in '41 the Concerto was criticised as a copy of Grieg's p.concerto in A mi., or Tchaikowski's 2nd in C. All the same it is worth several viewings.

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