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Release Date:
January 1945 (USA) See more »
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A downed American bomber crew quickly falls prey to the clever interrogation techniques of the Germans in this dramatic training film. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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A really wild time capsule into the past! See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in alphabetical order)
Louis Adlon ... Maj. Franz Kohmer (uncredited)

Rand Brooks ... Pilot (uncredited)
Frederic Brunn ... German Yard Guard (uncredited)
George Dolenz ... Capt. Volbricht (uncredited)
Poldi Dur ... Nazi Nurse (uncredited)
Carl Esmond ... Maj. von Behn - Nazi Commandant (uncredited)
Steven Geray ... Dr. Victor Münz - Camp Doctor (uncredited)

Arthur Kennedy ... Sgt. Alfred Mason (uncredited)
Sam Locke ... Nazi (uncredited)

Lloyd Nolan ... USAF Debriefing Officer / Narrator (uncredited)
George O'Hanlon ... American Pilot at Headquarters (uncredited)
Don Porter ... Lt. Frank L. Williams, Jr. - American Co-pilot (uncredited)
Otto Reichow ... German Prison Guard (uncredited)
Henry Rowland ... German Sgt. Renser (uncredited)
Hans Schumm ... German Guard (uncredited)
James Seay ... Capt. James Spencer (uncredited)
Kent Smith ... Capt. Reining - American Working for the Nazis (uncredited)
Craig Stevens ... B-26 Pilot (uncredited)
Charles Tannen ... Sgt. Freulich - German Prison Plant (uncredited)

Mel Tormé ... American Pilot (uncredited)

Peter van Eyck ... Capt. Granach - Young Nazi Officer (uncredited)
Hans Heinrich von Twardowski ... Herr Mahler - German Red Cross Representative (uncredited)
Max Wilk ... Nazi (uncredited)
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Directed by
Bernard Vorhaus (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
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Harold Medford  uncredited

Produced by
Ronald Reagan .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Rose (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
70 min | USA:66 min
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Major von Behn - Nazi Commandant:Just as there is no such thing as an innocent question, there is no such thing as a valueless statement.See more »
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Version of Target Unknown (1951)See more »

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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A really wild time capsule into the past!, 24 May 2008
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Because this film doesn't appear to have been made for viewing by the public at large, it's very hard to rate it. Instead, I assume that it was a Hollywood film meant as a training aid to show flight crews the importance of keeping quiet and recognizing various means the enemy might use to interrogate them. I am not sure how true all the scenarios are, though they seemed way too subtle and nice for Nazis. I assume in reality, if the Germans really wanted to get these secrets they would probably just torture it out of them. However, soldiers needed to be aware of the mind games that might be played and the consequences to America fliers if they gabbed to their captors.

When seen today, the movie is quite fascinating for historical reasons. Plus, it's neat to see some stars in various roles (such as Kent Smith as a Nazi as well as Arthur Kennedy and Don Porter as American fliers). Considering I am an old movie fan AND a history teacher, it's natural I'd enjoy it. However, even for NORMAL folks, it's pretty entertaining and worth a look.

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