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Release Date:
11 July 1964 (Japan) See more »
The greatest adventure since men fought on earth...or flew over it ! See more »
An RAF squadron is assigned to knock out a German rocket fuel factory in Norway. The factory supplies fuel for the Nazi effort to launch rockets on England during D-Day. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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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
Scot Finch ... Flying Officer Bissell
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:
Leo Bieber ... German Officer (uncredited)
Edward Brayshaw ... Pilot (uncredited)
Maxwell Craig ... Airman in Bar (uncredited)
John Dray ... Henrik (uncredited)
Wendy Hall ... WAF Officer in Bar (uncredited)

Drewe Henley ... Thor (uncredited)
Bill Hibbert ... Pilot (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)
Reg Thomason ... RAF Officer in Bar (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)

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
Timothy Gee .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Brian Knott .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Tom Howard .... special effects
Jimmy Harris .... special effects (uncredited)
Garth Inns .... special effects (uncredited)
John Crewdson .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Atcheler .... camera operator
Don Budge .... grip
Mike Drew .... clapper loader
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 Elliott .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Peter Elliott .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
Martyn K.E. Green .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Ron Goodwin .... conductor
Michael J. McDonald .... score remixer
Brian Couzens .... orchestrator (uncredited)
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)
Alec Paterson .... production assistant (uncredited)

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102 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System) | Stereo
Argentina:16 | Australia:G | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:14 (original rating) | New Zealand:G | Norway:16 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1988) (2003) | USA:Approved

Did You Know?

This was first announced in 1959 for John Sturges to direct. Jack Lord and Peter Lawford were to star, and they were also trying to sign William Holden.See more »
Revealing mistakes: The aircraft used to drop Erik Bergman over Norway is a genuine wartime B-25 Mitchell, but is wearing a silver and white color scheme typical of peacetime RAF transports and appears to have had its gun positions removed. It seems unlikely that a brightly-colored aircraft with no defensive capabilities would have been chosen for such a mission.See more »
Wing Cmdr. Roy Grant:I killed him, Hilde. He was in the building, and I knew it.
Hilde Bergman:You knew they were torturing him. You stopped it. Erik cannot thank you, Roy. So I thank you for him.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) (TV)See more »


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21 out of 32 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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