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Angels One Five (1952)

 -  Drama | War  -  30 April 1954 (USA)
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'Septic' Baird has just joined a front line RAF squadron at the height of the Battle of Britain. This is the story of "The Few" and how they managed to fight off the might of the Luftwaffe ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Group Captain 'Tiger' Small
Michael Denison ...
Squadron Leader Peter Moon
Andrew Osborn ...
Squadron Leader Bill Ponsford
Cyril Raymond ...
Squadron Leader Barry Clinton
Humphrey Lestocq ...
Flight Lieutenant 'Batchy' Salter
John Gregson ...
Pilot Officer Baird / Pilot Officer 'Septic' Baird
Ronald Adam ...
Group Controller
Dulcie Gray ...
Nadine Clinton
Veronica Hurst ...
Betty Carfax
Amy Veness ...
Aunt Tabitha
Philip Stainton ...
Police Constable
John Barry ...
Pimpernel Pilot
Richard Dunn ...
Pimpernel Pilot
Elwin Daniel ...
Pimpernel Pilot (as Elwyn Daniel)
Russell Hunter ...
Pimpernel Pilot
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Storyline

'Septic' Baird has just joined a front line RAF squadron at the height of the Battle of Britain. This is the story of "The Few" and how they managed to fight off the might of the Luftwaffe despite overwhelming German air power. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Trivia

Some of the Hurricane fighters in the film were borrowed from the Portuguese government. See more »

Goofs

When Nutmeg and Beeswax squadrons are getting airborne, the lookout reports: "12 Spitfires taking off." The aircraft used are Hurricanes, and are referred to as such throughout the film - including by Baird, speaking in the control room immediately after the lookout's report. While almost all the aircraft in the movie are Hurricanes, the fighters shown taking off right after the lookout's report are indeed Spitfires. You can tell by the way their landing gear folds outwards towards the wingtip. A Hurricane's gear is set further out on the wing and folds inwards towards the body of the plane. The video quality of this scene is not up to the high quality found in the rest of the movie, and it's obviously stock footage. Unless it was added to later digital versions of the movie to correct the continuity error, no error actually occurs. See more »

Quotes

Squadron Leader Barry Clinton: [When the enemy first bombs their airfield, and he embodies the attitude of the whole nation] This is where we learn to take it.
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Crazy Credits

Closing credits: Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. See more »

Connections

Featured in Fifties British War Films: Days of Glory (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Arm in Arm
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Written by Stan Bradbury and Jim Church
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Sadly no memorable quotes section.
4 June 2005 | by (Chelmsford, UK) – See all my reviews

Just watched this film again, really good fun. I've recently bought a WW2 computer Flight Simulator called IL-2 and afterwards I just had to go flying and shoot down some bally Huns, Tally Ho!

Shame there are no memorable quotes listed as this film has lots. My favourite is just after the Ops bunker takes a direct hit, the roof has fallen in and there is concrete dust everywhere. People slowly start dusting themselves off, one of the WAAF's (Foster) timidly comes up to SqLdr Clinton and offers him a cup of tea.

Foster: Tea sir ? It's a bit gritty, sir...

SqLdr Clinton: (looks at the tea in amazement for 5 seconds) Foster, that's an inspiration ! Remind me to have you promoted.

Classic.


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