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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

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

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 <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

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The in-flight close up of a German bomber over England is a reversed shot as indicated by the plane's registration letters. See more »

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Soundtracks

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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A DVD With Subtitles Would Help This One
6 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is another case where if this movie was available on DVD with English subtitles, I might enjoy it. As it was, seeing it on VHS I had to strain to understand half the dialog of Anton Walbrook, who plays a Polish man, "Steve Radetzky." His combination British-Polish accent was tough to decipher and it totally takes away from enjoying the film.

Also a warning for those who read on the VHS box about the "great action scenes." Those don't take place until the very end of the movie! It's hardly a great film to begin with, with a very dated look to it with the hokey backgrounds scenes somewhat cheap production values.

One thing that is not cheap or dated: the fine music. Our main character is a pianist as few people ever complain listening to someone play "The Warsaw Concerto." I've also never complained looking at Sally Gray's face!

However, your best bet is to buy the CD for the music and skip the film, although at slightly over an-hour-and-a-half, it's not a long film one has to endure to get through....but don't expect a lot of excitement here.


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