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Operation Crossbow (1965)

PG-13  |   |  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 All (52) »

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

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Action | Drama | War

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

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1 April 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Great Spy Mission  »

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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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Although piloted V-1s were built, they were launched from aircraft, not ramps. None were ever used in combat. Hanna Reitsch flew one to establish why other pilots crashed them on landing. She found that the problem was caused by the aircraft's exceptionally high stall speed. See more »

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A little-known gem
29 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

After a pretty dull beginning, "Operation Crossbow" increases its tensions and becomes a fascinating action/adventure film set in WW2. A little-known representer of that genre, but not much inferior to "The Guns of Navarone". Lots of suspenseful moments and an interesting cast full of familiar faces.


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