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They Raid by Night (1942)

Approved | | Drama, War | 19 June 1942 (USA)
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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Capt. Robert Owen
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Inga Beckering
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Col. Otto von Ritter
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Lt. Erik Falken
Charley Rogers ...
Sgt. Harry Hall
Paul Baratoff ...
Gen. Heden
Leslie Denison ...
Capt. Ralph Deane
Crane Whitley ...
Doctor
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Dalberg
Eric Wilton ...
Gen. Lloyd
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Braun - Ritter's Aide
John Beck ...
Mr. Sandling - Beggar
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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 »

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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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Norwegian Wood
20 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

Lyle Talbot (as Robert "Bob" Owen) fights Nazis in Norway, during World War II. Helping him out are native son George N. Neise (as Erik Falken) and British wisecracker Charley Rogers (as Harry Hall). Mr. Neise's old acquaintance June Duprez (as Inga Beckering) adds femininity and intrigue to the cast. Once engaged to Neise, Ms. Duprez has hooked up with properly accented Victor Varconi (as Otto von Ritter). Mr. Varconi gets the line, "My men have vays of making you talk." Spencer Gordon Bennet's "They Raid by Night", subtitled "A Story of the Commandos", features a very catchy theme song, and is good for a few unexpectedly good laughs.

** They Raid by Night (6/19/42) Spencer Gordon Bennet ~ Lyle Talbot, June Duprez, Victor Varconi, George N. Neise


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