When Flight Lt Forbes and his crew are shot down after bombing their target, they discover valuable information, about a hidden German aircraft factory, that must get back to England. In their way across Germany, they try and cause as much damage as possible. Then with the chasing Germans about to pounce, they come up with an ingenious plan to escape. Written by
Man alive, just picture this excitement!
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Did You Know?
Ronald Reagan's last film before he joined the military; where, by day he worked on training films in Culver City, California and by night, he didn't have to live on a military base, but, rather go back to the home he owned in Beverly Hills with his, then wife, Jane Wyman. See more
When Hammond drops the bomb from the captured German plane near the end, he tells Forbes that he unloaded it on the battery of guns that had been pasting Dover. In fact, it's obvious that the target shown being blown up consists of wooden buildings, but definitely not gun batteries. See more
Flying Officer Johnny Hammond
Come on, you big pickle-puss. Just give me one chance to kick you right in the middle of your goose-step!
Referenced in Shadows
Original music by Christina Macpherson (1895)
(Based on the Scottish tune "Craigielee", music by James Barr, with words by Robert Tannahill)
Revised music by Marie Cowan
Lyrics by A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson
Partially sung a cappella by Errol Flynn See more