633 Squadron has enjoyed an unqualified string of successes. Their luck changes when they are assigned to bomb a German rocket fuel plant, in Norway which is guarded by heavy anti-aircraft defences, and the plant is considered bomb-proof. Their nearly impossible mission is further complicated by a German air raid, the difficult approach to the target and the capture and torture of the underground leader who is assisting the squadron. Written by
Derek R. Watts
Early in the film, in Norway, the partisan escapes in a Miles Messenger, a liaison and observation aircraft which first flew in 1942. See more »
During the final attack, one of the Mosquitos is shot down and crashes into a rock in the fjord and explodes. Behind the explosion, the complete fuselage and tail flip unrealistically over the rock and onto the water See more »
Wing Cmdr. Roy Grant:
I killed him, Hilde. He was in the building, and I knew it.
You knew they were torturing him. You stopped it. Erik cannot thank you, Roy. So I thank you for him.
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Not the best special effects but a definite winner!
I remember 1964 quite well and "633 Squadron" was one of those highlights. I
first saw "633" during its initial release. I was 8 years old at the time
and infatuated with just about any plane that flew especially WWII aircraft.
My dad, being in the Air Force's Strategic Air Command (SAC) at the time,
knew that "633 Squadron" was for me.
Yes, I have read some comments on this movie about the use of less than
realistic props (airplane models) but let's not forget this was shot back in
the early 60's. I think it was done well for the special effects technology
available at the time.
Just the sight of the actual Mosquito flying scenes (don't forget there
weren't very many restored Mosquitos around to fly) did it for me not to
mention the opening scene flying through the clouds as the opening score
played on. It really gets my blood pumping to this day!
No, I haven't said a lot about the plot or the characters because the movie
went beyond that for an 8 year old boy "flying" with the Squadron. Now at
42 I have re-lived those great memories by seeing this movie a second and
third time. I recommend this movie for just about everyone.
Sometimes we must look thru the leaves to see the tree.
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