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They Raid by Night (1942)

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The British Commandos send Bob Owen (Lyle Talbot) to Norway to prepare for a raid. His mission also includes freeing General Heden (Paul Baratoff) who is being held by the Nazis. His aides ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Victor Varconi ...
Col. Otto von Ritter
George N. Neise ...
Lt. Erik Falken
Charley Rogers ...
Sgt. Harry Hall
Paul Baratoff ...
Gen. Heden
Leslie Denison ...
Capt. Ralph Deane
Crane Whitley ...
Doctor
Sven Hugo Borg ...
Dalberg
Eric Wilton ...
Gen. Lloyd
Pierce Lyden ...
Braun, Ritter's Aide
John Beck ...
Mr. Sandling, Beggar
Robert Fischer ...
Maj. Von Memel
Sigfrid Tor ...
German Lieutenant
Brian O'Hara ...
Lammet, Radio Broadcaster
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The British Commandos send Bob Owen (Lyle Talbot) to Norway to prepare for a raid. His mission also includes freeing General Heden (Paul Baratoff) who is being held by the Nazis. His aides include Eric Falken (George Nesie) and Harry (Charles Rogers). Inga (June Duprez), a Norwegian girl to whom Falken was once engaged but who has become the sweetheart of Oberst Von Ritter (Victor Varconi), betrays their hiding place. The three overpower the Gestapo men sent after them, take their uniforms and enter the prison camp and free Heden. The four men then start for the coast to meet the Commando expedition. Inga, who the men still trust, again informs von Ritter and Falken is captured but Bob and Harry escape with the aid of Dalberg, who they thought was a Quisling stooge. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The Commandos Have Landed  »

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This film was one of a handful of movies that were all released around the same time that dealt with the Norwegian Resistance in World War II. Besides this one there were Commandos Strike at Dawn (1942); First Comes Courage (1943) and Edge of Darkness (1943). See more »

Goofs

The messenger who arrives at the hotel with the orders is a sergeant but Owens refers to him as 'Orderly'. This term was only used for privates. Owens should have referred to him as 'Sergeant'. See more »

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Symphony No.5
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Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Cardboard characters played by cardboard actors
10 May 2004 | by (Adelaide, South Australia) – See all my reviews

I should have seen this ambush coming, from the very first office/room whose walls were constructed out of curtains. This movie, amongst others, was required pre-school for mega-talents to come, eg Edward D Wood Jr. Actors walking past painted backdrops, actors arriving through one curtain, and leaving by another, characters finding it difficult to get in & out of cars, none of this is an element of making fine films. It is however, common place for a movie made on a budget shorter than a shoe-string. A movie only for those who collect quantity, rather than quality.


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