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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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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 ...
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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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27 June 1942 (UK)  »

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Un de nos avions n'est pas rentré  »

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£70,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Feature film debut of Peter Ustinov. See more »

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It seems unlikely that the sentry who starts shooting at the escapees from the bridge would not sound an alarm that would summon a patrol boat that could easily catch 5 men in a rowboat heading into the open ocean. 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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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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A well made film which reflects attitudes of the time.
22 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

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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