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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 ...
...
Jet van Dieren
...
Hay Petrie ...
Selma Vaz Dias ...
Burgomeister's wife (as Selma Van Dias)
Arnold Marlé ...
Pieter Sluys
...
De Jong
...
The Priest
Alec Clunes ...
The Organist
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Storyline

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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Never have so few done so much for so many. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | War

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Release Date:

27 June 1942 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Un de nos avions n'est pas rentré  »

Box Office

Budget:

£70,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film has no musical score at all (a rarity). The opening titles play over the sound of the bomber's engines. See more »

Goofs

Whilst on the Dutch road, the airmen are passed by a supposedly German armoured car. The vehicle is actually a British-made Humber. See more »

Quotes

Jo de Vries: I give you a toast. Louis?
[Her servant fills all of their glasses]
Jo de Vries: It has been our motto since the House of Orange drove out the Spaniards 300 years ago. "Je Maintiendrai."
[All drink]
Jo de Vries: It's nice to be a woman again, even for half an hour.
Geoff Hickman, Front Gunner in B for Bertie: What do they reckon that motto of yours means, then, ma'am?
Jo de Vries: "We can take it."
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (2008) See more »

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 well made film which reflects attitudes of the time.

A very professionally made film which avoids some of the more patronising aspects of other British WWII films. This is even more surprising considering that it was made at a very dark time in UK history. An excellent dialogue which is very well delivered by the actors.


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