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Angels One Five (1952)

TV-G | | Drama, War | 30 April 1954 (USA)
The story of an RAF fighter squadron at the height of the Battle of Britain.

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(screenplay) (as Derek Twist), (from an original story by)
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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Michael Denison ...
Squadron Leader Peter Moon
Andrew Osborn ...
Squadron Leader Bill Ponsford
Cyril Raymond ...
Humphrey Lestocq ...
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Group Controller
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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)
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Angels One Five  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Ronald Adam plays the part of a Group Controller. During the Battle of Britain, he was Squadron Leader Ronald Adam and was the Group Controller at Hornchurch. See more »

Goofs

Moon informs Baird he is to fly as his Yellow 2. Later, when they are both running to their planes, he says "Don't forget, Septic, you're flying as my Black 2". See more »

Quotes

Squadron Leader Barry Clinton: It's a peculiarity of the female that she can only relax by being busy.
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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 War Stories (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll Make a Man of You
(uncredited)
Music by Herman Finck
Lyrics by Arthur Wimperis
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A absolute war classic
5 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

I first saw this film over 40 years ago, as a young boy and was absolutely enthralled by it. I always watch it whenever the opportunity arises, and I still find it a very moving film.

By modern standards the special effects are not up to much, but the film cleverly gets around this by centering much of the action in the operations room, which helps to build up the tension and adds to the sense of desperation.

Touching little scenes, such as hanging out the light on landing, when the rest of the house has been reduced to a pile of rubble, help to capture the spirit of a nation which simply refused to be beaten.

The ending of the film is also very memorable, when the young pilot,who was is as keen as mustard and raring to get into the scrap, is very quickly shot down and killed. It serves to remind us that most of "the few" who lost their lives were indeed very young men.

Overall - a very good film.


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