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Angels One Five (1952)

The story of an RAF fighter squadron at the height of the Battle of Britain.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Group Capt. 'Tiger' Small
Michael Denison ...
Squadron Leader Peter Moon
Andrew Osborn ...
Squadron Leader Bill Ponsford
Cyril Raymond ...
Squadron Leader Barry Clinton
Humphrey Lestocq ...
Flight Lt. 'Batchy' Salter
John Gregson ...
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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The Group Captain - they didn't call him 'Tiger' for nothing ... See more »

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Drama | War

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Release Date:

30 April 1954 (USA)  »

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Angels One Five  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Joan Hickson was booked for a featured role but dropped out. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, the camera pans out to show a light-coloured runway with taxiways running off it. However, the airfield was simply a grass field without proper runways. See more »

Quotes

Group Captain 'Tiger' Small: Cribs won't help us! Suppose I'm in an aircraft that goes into a spin? Christmas daisies, where's my crib? And before I can find the right page, there's St. Peter, tap-tapping on my fuselage demanding my soul of me! Think that one over!
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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 »

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Featured in Al Murray's Great British War Movies (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Arm in Arm
(uncredited)
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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