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One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)

 |  Action, Drama, War  |  27 June 1942 (UK)
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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
Eric Portman ...
Tom Earnshaw - Second Pilot in B for Bertie
Hugh Williams ...
Frank Shelley - Observer / Navigator in B for Bertie
...
Geoff Hickman - Front Gunner in B for Bertie
Hugh Burden ...
John Glyn Haggard - Pilot in B for Bertie
Emrys Jones ...
Bob Ashley - Radio Operator in B for Bertie
Pamela Brown ...
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Jet van Dieren
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Hay Petrie ...
The Burgomaster
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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Action | Drama | War

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Release Date:

27 June 1942 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Un de nos avions n'est pas rentré  »

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£70,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The extra squadron members were all active members of the RAF (XVI) squadron. See more »

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The Germans are wearing First World War uniforms and equipment. 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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Soundtracks

Omward 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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A different kind of war movie
28 December 1998 | by (Elk Grove Village, IL, USA) – See all my reviews

Good flick; a different perspective (night bombing) than most of the air force world war two movies-12 O'clock High or Memphis Belle, for instance. Worth the price of admission to see Peter Ustinov thin (and young!)


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