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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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


After Stefan has climbed into his single-engined plane for the flight to Romania the scene merges into a take-off shot, but the aircraft taking off is twin-engined. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: LONDON NOVEMBER 1940 See more »


Featured in Shepperton Babylon (2005) See more »


Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Played on piano by Anton Walbrook (dubbed by Louis Kentner) at the honeymoon cabin
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Not really that good
31 August 2011 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Wartime propaganda movie that was probably supposed to make people more kindly disposed towards Polish pilots in the RAF. I had heard about this film for years but never seen it; now however I recall that Spike Milligan in his memoirs (of a time when this was a brand new movie) describes it as something like "bloody awful." I wouldn't go that far but for a movie that is supposed to be about a fighter pilot it has a handful of minutes of flying and several hours (it feels like) of piano music + Sally Gray (who is not bad to look at I admit). Or closeups of Anton Walbrook's rabbit-like face as more orchestral music plays in the background.

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