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Operation Crossbow (1965)

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

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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
Helmut Dantine ...
Gen. Linz
Barbara Rütting ...
Hannah Reitsch (as Barbara Rueting)
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Wing Cmdr. Kendall
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John Fraser ...
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 more »

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A new high in high adventure! 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)  »

Also Known As:

The Great Spy Mission  »

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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

George Peppard was under contract with MGM and was desperate to be released from it. MGM agreed provided that he make one more film for them which turned out to be Operation Crossbow (1965). See more »

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As the heroes cross into Germany from occupied Holland, the tri-colored German flag is on prominent display at the border post. This flag was ditched by the Nazis in 1933 and didn't come back into use until the late 1940s. See more »

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Edited into Damnation Alley (1977) See more »

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Terrific
26 November 1999 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This is truly a remarkable film, a thinking person's war movie. Characters never seem to end up doing what you expect them to do (or end up having done to them what you'd expect of major stars). It keeps you on the edge until the spectacular ending which is as full of action as the rest of the film is full of intrigue. Everyone from the actors to the technicians are at their best in this epic. A good double-bill would be Guns of Navarone, though frankly, this is the more believable film.


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