Lt. Commander Finchhaven, a ghostly relic from the First World War, he had fallen down dead drunk on his first assignment and been consigned from the great beyond to sail the seas until a ... See full summary »
In the Mediterranean in 1941 the Italians start using underwater chariots to mine the undersides of allied ships. Explosives expert Lionel Crabbe arrives in Gibralter to organise defences, ... See full summary »
Tony and Felix own a tramp boat, and sail around the Caribbean doing odd jobs and drinking a lot. They agree to ferry the beautiful but passportless Irena to another island. They both fall ... See full summary »
Taxicab driver Tom Banning is led to an abandoned bomb-site by an eight-year-old girl as an April-fool prank. The girl is later found murdered and Manning is picked up by Scotland Yard for ... See full summary »
In rural Norfolk, villagers are spurred to action when it is announced that the nearby RAF station is taking over the Island of Children, a much-loved and untouched bird sanctuary, for ... See full summary »
The peace-loving owner of a general store, who became a town hero when he luckily killed the leader of a gang of bank robbers, is deserted by the townspeople who fear the threatened return of the vengeful bandits.
Alfred L. Werker
Remade in 1956 as Canyon River starring George Montgomery, this film has Wyoming rancher Jim Kirk (Bill Elliott) deciding to cross-breed his Texas longhorns with Herefords to develop what ... See full summary »
Alan Ladd is the focus of this story based on the wartime raid on the German radar station at Bruneval. The raid was a combined services operation and the 2nd Battalion of the 1st Parachute... See full summary »
The squadron seen as the aerobatics team is 43 squadron. The airbase which poses as R.A.F. Wunsdorf in West Germany is in fact R.A.F. Leuchars in Fife, home base of 43 squadron. See more »
During navigation training one of the officers is asked to provide the current position of the plane they are in. He then looks out to see they are over Lincoln Cathedral. When he is next asked he states they are over the Irish sea, when he looks out they are flying near the Blackpool Tower.
In the prop plane they were in it would have taken them several hours to fly from Lincoln to Blackpool. The scene makes it look like it happened in minutes. See more »
My father was one of the cadets in the film as he was an RAF pilot with No1 and then No2 Squadrons. I am not sure what squadron he was in when the film was made (maybe still at Cranwell), but I remember the orange LP of the soundtrack with a picture of my dad on the back.
He also served as a liaison office with the USAF in the 60's in MacDill AFB in Tampa
I now live in Australia but went to his 70th last week at which many of his old squadron colleagues attended.
Does anyone have a copy of the film? Would love to get it for him.
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