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Writers:
Emeric Pressburger (by)
Michael Powell (written by) ...
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Release Date:
27 June 1942 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A sensational characterisation you wouldn't believe possible See more »
Plot:
When Nazi anti-aircraft fire damages a British bomber, its crew bails out and seeks help from the Dutch underground. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Archers Airborne See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
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

Bernard Miles ... 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 ... Els Meertens

Joyce Redman ... Jet van Dieren

Googie Withers ... Jo de Vries
Hay Petrie ... The Burgomaster
Selma Vaz Dias ... Burgomeister's wife (as Selma Van Dias)
Arnold Marlé ... Pieter Sluys

Robert Helpmann ... De Jong

Peter Ustinov ... The Priest
Alec Clunes ... The Organist
Hector Abbas ... Driver
James B. Carson ... Louis
Willem Akkerman ... Willem
Joan Akkerman ... Maartje
Peter Schenke ... Hendrik
Valerie Moon ... Jannie
John Salew ... German Sentry
William D'Arcy ... German Officer
David Ward ... 1st German Airman
Robert Duncan ... 2nd German Airman
Roland Culver ... Naval Officer

Robert Beatty ... Sgt. Hopkins
Michael Powell ... Despatching Officer
Stewart Rome ... Cmdr. Reynold
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Arnold ... (uncredited)
Jimmy Baker ... Cornelius - Son of the Burgomeister (uncredited)
Cliff Bastin ... Football Player (uncredited)

James Donald ... (uncredited)
John England ... (uncredited)
David Evans ... Len Martin (uncredited)

Gordon Jackson ... (uncredited)
John Longden ... Ground Officer (uncredited)
Gerry Wilmot ... Announcer (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Powell 
Emeric Pressburger 
 
Writing credits
Emeric Pressburger (by)

Michael Powell (written by) and
Emeric Pressburger (written by)

Produced by
Stanley Haynes .... associate producer
Michael Powell .... producer
Emeric Pressburger .... producer
John Corfield .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Ronald Neame (photographer)
 
Film Editing by
David Lean 
 
Art Direction by
David Rawnsley 
 
Production Management
Sydney Streeter .... unit manager (as Sydney S. Streeter)
 
Sound Department
C.C. Stevens .... sound recorder
A.W. Watkins .... sound supervisor (as A. W. Watkins)
 
Special Effects by
Frederick Ford .... special effects (as F. Ford)
Douglas Woolsey .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Krasker .... associate photographer (as Bob Krasker)
Jim Body .... clapper boy (uncredited)
Fred Daniels .... still photographer: portraits (uncredited)
Frederick Ford .... director of photography: model shots of raid over Stuttgart (uncredited)
Guy Green .... camera operator (uncredited)
Robert Krasker .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Thelma Connell .... associate editor (as Thelma Myers)
 
Other crew
Betty Curtis .... continuity secretary
Joan Page .... production secretary
James P. Power .... technical adviser (as James P. Power R.B.A.)
John Seabourne Sr. .... associate director (as John Seabourne)
M. Sluyser .... technical adviser
Bill Paton .... assistant: Mr Powell (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
102 min | USA:82 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Finland:S | Netherlands:AL (original rating) (1946) | Sweden:15 | UK:U

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Trivia:
Emrys Jones (playing "Bob Ashley," wireless operator and footballer) was an international soccer player before the war. The character was made to be a footballer because he could already play well.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When they are escaping with the help of Jo de Vries, she tells them to look out for a boat with 2 white diamonds on the starboard side, but when seen they are on the port side. If the diamonds are on both sides why did Jo mention the starboard side?See more »
Quotes:
Tom Earnshaw, Copilot in B for Bertie:We want to get back, raid or no raid. Now look here, Mrs. de Vries, I don't...
Jo de Vries:Are you in command of this party?
Sir George Corbett, Rear Gunner in B for Bertie:No, no, no, he's just a Yorkshireman.
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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Archers Airborne, 5 February 2001
Author: mthfllof from sunnyvale, ca

"B. for Bertie crashed on Sunday morning. 0431. But our story starts some fifteen hours earlier......."

With that simple statement Powell and Pressburger take us on another journey into cinema. A group of wise-cracking RAF crewmen take off on a routine bombing flight. The plane is shot and the crew manage to parachute off the before the plane stalls and crashes.

On the ground the men (minus the pilot) gather together. They first encounter a trio of children who ask "have you come to invade Holland?" The men are taken to the adults who debate about what to do with them.

Truly inventive film is well thought-out and photographed. Interest never wavers. What could have been a run-of-the-mill war film was skillfully crafted into a film of humanity in the midst of inhumanity.

Shameless Laudations!

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