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633 Squadron
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Director:
Writers:
James Clavell (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
April 1964 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The greatest adventure since men fought on earth...or flew over it ! See more »
Plot:
An RAF squadron is assigned to knock out a German rocket fuel factory in Norway,, which is part of the Nazi effort to lauch rockets on England during D-day, by flying up a well-defended fjord at low level. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Cliff Robertson ... Wing Cmdr. Roy Grant

George Chakiris ... Lt. Erik Bergman

Maria Perschy ... Hilde Bergman

Harry Andrews ... Air Vice Marshal Davis

Donald Houston ... Group Capt. Don Barrett

Michael Goodliffe ... Squadron Leader Frank Adams

John Meillon ... Flight Lt. Gillibrand
John Bonney ... Flight Lt. Scott
Angus Lennie ... Flying Officer Hoppy Hopkinson
Scott Finch ... Flying Officer Bissell (as Scot Finch)
John Church ... Flying Officer Evans
Barbara Archer ... Rosie - Barmaid at Black Swan Inn
Sean Kelly ... Lt. Nigel
Julian Sherrier ... Flight Lt. Singh
Geoffrey Frederick ... Flight Lt. Frank
Suzan Farmer ... WAAF Sgt. Mary Blake / Bissell
Johnny Briggs ... Lt Jones
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Brayshaw ... Pilot (uncredited)
John Dray ... Henrik (uncredited)
Wendy Hall ... WAF Officer in Bar (uncredited)
Drewe Henley ... Thor (uncredited)
Peter Kriss ... Lt. Maner (uncredited)
Arnold Locke ... Innkeeper - Black Swan Inn (uncredited)
Cavan Malone ... Ericson (uncredited)
Ricardo Montez ... New Zealand Pilot at Casino (uncredited)
Anne Ridler ... SS Torturer (uncredited)
Richard Shaw ... Johanson (uncredited)
Rita Tobin-Weske ... Norwegian Farmer's Wife (uncredited)
Jeremy Wagg ... Pilot Officer Reynolds (uncredited)
Katy Wild ... WAAF Officer in Bar (uncredited)
Chris Williams ... Goth (uncredited)
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Directed by
Walter Grauman  (as Walter E. Grauman)
 
Writing credits
James Clavell (screenplay) and
Howard Koch (screenplay)

Frederick E. Smith (novel)

Produced by
Cecil F. Ford .... producer
Lewis J. Rachmil .... executive producer
Walter Mirisch .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Ron Goodwin 
 
Cinematography by
Edward Scaife (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bert Bates 
 
Production Design by
Michael Stringer 
 
Makeup Department
Wally Schneiderman .... makeup artist
Tom Smith .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Albert Becket .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roy Stevens .... second unit director
Ted Sturgis .... assistant director
Terry Lens .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Roger Simons .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Norman Dorme .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Mickey Lennon .... chargehand dressing prop (uncredited)
Tony Rimmington .... draughtsman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Bramall .... sound recordist
Teddy Mason .... sound editor
J.B. Smith .... sound recordist (as J. B. Smith)
 
Special Effects by
Tom Howard .... special effects
Jimmy Harris .... special effects (uncredited)
Garth Inns .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
John Crewdson .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Atcheler .... camera operator
John Wilcox .... additional photography
Steve Birtles .... gaffer (uncredited)
Arthur Evans .... still photographer (uncredited)
Geoff Glover .... camera operator (uncredited)
Tony Spratling .... focus puller (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brian Owen-Smith .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Peter Elliot .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
Martyn K.E. Green .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ron Goodwin .... conductor
Bert Rule .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Eddie Frewin .... transportation chief (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Hamish Mahaddie .... technical advisor (as Group Captain T. G. Mahaddie D.S.O. D.F.C. A.F.C. R.A.F. {Ret'd})
Constance Willis .... continuity (as Connie Willis)
Sean Barry-Weske .... military advisor (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
102 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System) | Stereo
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:G | Finland:K-16 | New Zealand:G | Norway:16 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1988) (2003) | USA:Approved

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Trivia:
Director Walter Grauman was a bomber pilot during World War II.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: In the scene that show the special bombs convoy , you can see in the background two modern cars - looks like a Rover van - on the road .See more »
Quotes:
[last lines]
Squadron Leader Adams:Well, at least the rockets won't happen.
Air Vice Marshal Davis:Of course they'll happen. But they won't start tomorrow, or this month or on D-Day, and that's important.
Squadron Leader Adams:Then what's it all add up to? All their sacrifice?
Air Vice Marshal Davis:A successful operation.
Squadron Leader Adams:But they're probably all dead. All 633 Squadron.
Air Vice Marshal Davis:You can't kill a squadron.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) (TV)See more »

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17 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Not too bad!, 22 August 2001
Author: James Llewellyn from Paris, France

I think the reason so many of the viewers have voted low is due to the lack of Americans saving the day in a mysterious twist of history once again! Personally I find the film quite good and the soundtrack is awesome!Unfortunately as I said before the majority of viewers are from the states so little praise would be given to a film where the Brits do something alone (as they actually did on many occasions!)

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