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Operation Crossbow (1965)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, War | 1 April 1965 (USA)
Allied agents attempt to infiltrate the Nazis' rocket research site.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nora Van Ostamgen
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Lt. John Curtis
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Prof. Lindemann
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Gen. Boyd
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Robert Henshaw
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Phil Bradley
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Bamford
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Frieda
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Gen. Ziemann
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Gen. Linz
Barbara Rütting ...
Hannah Reitsch (as Barbara Rueting)
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Wing Cmdr. Kendall
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Flight Lt. Kenny
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Storyline

This is the story of the methods used to defeat Hitler's V1 (doodlebug) and V2 (rocket) "revenge weapons" towards the end of the second world war. Even though the Nazis were in retreat these weapons could have turned their defeat into victory. The film includes references to Hannah Reich, who in real life was a German test pilot. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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nazi | german | rocket | v2 | v1 | See All (53) »

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They were schooled in sabotage...and licensed to kill! See more »

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Action | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some war violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 April 1965 (USA)  »

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Code Name: Operation Crossbow  »

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(70 mm prints) (Westrex Recording System)| (35 mm prints) (Westrex Recording System)

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(archive footage)| (Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Constance Babington Smith in this movie, played by Sylvia Syms, was a real-life person. She was a British military officer who in 1957 after the Second World War wrote the book, 'Air Spy: the Story of Photo Intelligence in World War II'. See more »

Goofs

Although the story takes circa 1943, Sophia Loren's hairstyle and makeup are strictly in the 1965 mode. See more »

Quotes

[Curtis is about to make a parachute jump out of an aeroplane]
Lt. John Curtis: If you're chute doesn't open, change it for a harp!
[Curtis jumps]
Robert Henshaw: [shouting after Curtis] I'm not musical.
[Henshaw jumps]
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A classic among film war.
9 June 2009 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

In the WWII, a command secret receives the order to find the factory where nazi engineers are working in the construction of what were the secret weapons of Hitler, some powerful new missiles, the famous secret weapons V-1 and V-2 that devasted the major cities in southern England including London during 1944, and which the players must infiltrate posing as scientists who died in a of the underground facilities where said. It is an interesting film of war adventure that follows the line of other major films as "The Guns of Navarone", "The Bridge on the River Kwai" adds a certain intrigue of espionage with good scenes of action and interior, very well achieved. To highlight the soundtrack of Ron Goodwin one of the great composers to be majored in this type of productions war as " squadron 633" (1964) and "Battle of Britain" " (1969. The British director Michael Anderson (The Flight of Logán) with George Peppard ("A Team", "Breakfast at Tiffany'S"), a young and splendid Sophia Loren and Jeremy Kemp.. With players of luxury and very competent as Trevor Howard and John Mills, for almost two hours of entertainment. It is a movie of gender that has to be seen.


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