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One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)

When Nazi anti-aircraft fire damages a British bomber, its crew bails out and seeks help from the Dutch underground.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Godfrey Tearle ...
Sir George Corbett - Rear Gunner in B for Bertie
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Tom Earnshaw - Second Pilot in B for Bertie
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Frank Shelley - Observer / Navigator in B for Bertie
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Sgt Geoff Hickman - Front Gunner in B for Bertie
Hugh Burden ...
John Glyn Haggard - Pilot in B for Bertie
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Bob Ashley - Radio Operator in B for Bertie
Pamela Brown ...
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Jet van Dieren
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Hay Petrie ...
Selma Vaz Dias ...
Burgomeister's wife (as Selma Van Dias)
Arnold Marlé ...
Pieter Sluys
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De Jong
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The Priest
Alec Clunes ...
The Organist
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During the Allied Bombing offensive of World War II the public was often informed that "A raid took place last night over ..., One (or often more) of Our Aircraft Is Missing". Behind these sombre words hid tales of death, destruction and derring-do. This is the story of one such bomber crew who were shot down and the brave Dutch patriots who helped them home. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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bomber | patriot | nazi | bail out | actor | See All (41) »

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A sensational characterisation you wouldn't believe possible See more »

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Action | Adventure | Drama | War

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Release Date:

27 June 1942 (UK)  »

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Un de nos avions n'est pas rentré  »

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Budget:

£70,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's opening prologue inter-title states: "B. for Bertie crashed on Sunday Morning, 04.31, but our story starts some fifteen hours earlier . . . . . . . " See more »

Goofs

The crew use the word 'railroad' several times. Any British person would use the British term 'railway' not 'railroad'. See more »

Quotes

[as RAF bombers approach]
Jo de Vries: You see. That's what you're doing for us. Can you hear them running for shelter? Can you understand what that means to all the occupied countries? To enslaved people, having it drummed into their ears that the Germans are masters of the Earth. Seeing those masters running for shelter. Seeing them crouching under tables. And hearing that steady hum night after night. That noise which is oil for the burning fire in our hearts.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: Sunday morning, 04.26, at an operational station somewhere in England See more »


Soundtracks

Onward Christiam Soldiers
(uncredited)
19th Century British hymn
Words by Sabine Baring-Gould (1865)
Music by Arthur Sullivan (1871)
Whistled by Bernard Cribbens
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Marvelous
12 April 2002 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Made in the middle of WWII, One of Our Aircraft Is Missing is quite a great film. The technical aspects and special effects are extraordinary. The script is wonderful (Oscar winning) and the British RAF members are all well developed. Some of the Dutch could use a little more characterization, but it's not too bad. One might think that the Archers' strengths lie in fantasy films, but they stick to realism here, and they do a great job. If you are a fan of the Archers, don't miss it. If you are a WWII buff, also make sure you catch it. 9/10.


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