MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 12,073 this week

Operation Crossbow (1965)

 -  Action | Drama | War  -  1 April 1965 (USA)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 2,709 users  
Reviews: 48 user | 14 critic

Allied agents attempt to infiltrate the Nazis' rocket research site.

Director:

Writers:

(original story), (original story), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 18 Jun 2011
 
a list of 47 titles
created 13 Sep 2011
 
a list of 37 titles
created 23 Nov 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 29 Mar 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Operation Crossbow (1965)

Operation Crossbow (1965) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Operation Crossbow.

User Polls

1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A wonderful fairy tale of the misadventures of a beautiful but temperamental Neapolitan peasant, Isabella, when she meets the ill- tempered Spanish Prince Rodrigo Ferrante y Davalos. The ... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Rosi
Stars: Sophia Loren, Omar Sharif, Georges Wilson
The Key (1958)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

During World War II, tug boats conduct what are called salvage missions - picking up disabled ships. Not well equipped with weaponry, the tugs are sitting ducks for enemy fire. As such, the... See full summary »

Director: Carol Reed
Stars: William Holden, Sophia Loren, Trevor Howard
Arabesque (1966)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Story of international intrigue involving a university professor, an Arab prime minister, a ruthless businessman, a beautiful spy, and hieroglyphics.

Director: Stanley Donen
Stars: Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren, Alan Badel
Certificate: GP Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Discovering her boyfriend is married, a young lady attempts to take her life, pausing only to phone a Help Line. Finding herself very much alive in hospital she meets the priest who took ... See full summary »

Director: Dino Risi
Stars: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Venantino Venantini
Madame (1961)
Drama | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Catherine, an out-spoken Parisian laundress follows Napoleon's army to the battlefront to be near her Sergeant Lefevre. The couple perform a deed of heroism which abets Napoleon's victory, ... See full summary »

Director: Christian-Jaque
Stars: Sophia Loren, Robert Hossein, Renaud Mary
Judith (1966)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Beautiful woman who survived concentration camp goes to Israel in 1948 to track down Nazi husband who betrayed her.

Director: Daniel Mann
Stars: Sophia Loren, Peter Finch, Jack Hawkins
Brass Target (1978)
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

General Patton tries to transfer the German gold stock to Frankfurt. But someone foils his plan. The military police begin to find the guilty...

Director: John Hough
Stars: Sophia Loren, John Cassavetes, Max von Sydow
Lady L (1965)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Lady L. is an elegant, elderly lady who recalls the past loves and lusty adventures she has lived through.

Director: Peter Ustinov
Stars: Sophia Loren, Paul Newman, David Niven
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Pasquale and Maria, husband and wife, live in a palace supposedly haunted by ghosts and pay no rent. When Pasquale finds some food in the cupboard he thinks the ghosts are at work. Actually... See full summary »

Director: Renato Castellani
Stars: Sophia Loren, Vittorio Gassman, Mario Adorf
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Tim Dunn
Torpedo Run (1958)
War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A submarine commander is forced to blow up a Japanese ship with prisoners.

Director: Joseph Pevney
Stars: Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, Diane Brewster
The Sin (1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A nun falls in love with her patient, who happens to be a communist.

Director: Alberto Lattuada
Stars: Sophia Loren, Adriano Celentano, Fernando Rey
Edit

Cast

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

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

nazi | german | rocket | v2 | v1 | See more »

Taglines:

Sabotage of Hitler's ingenious weapons of mass destruction...the V1 and V2 rockets! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

1 April 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Great Spy Mission  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

(archive footage)| (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Average Shot Length = ~6.7 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~6.3 seconds. See more »

Goofs

When Peppard and Courtney's characters are entering Germany on the Rhine River boat, their guide is speaking a broken English. However, as both are supposed to be fluent in German and possibly Dutch there is no need for English. See more »

Connections

Featured in Galactica 1980: Galactica Discovers Earth: Part 2 (1980) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Secret Mission To Destroy The German V-1 & V-2 Weapons Threatening England
31 July 2005 | by (Patchogue, New York, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This is actually a very good movie with a lot more truth behind it than one might imagine. As this is a British movie, it was a very smart marketing idea to have a famous American actor, George Peppard, and a famous Italian actress, Sophia Loren, co-star in it. This way they could say "Starring (insert famous British actor name here)" when marketed in Britain, and advertise it as "Starring George Peppard" and "Starring Sophia Loren", when marketed in the U.S.A.and Italy respectively. This gives the makers of the film a much larger audience than just Britain. George Peppard and Sophia Loren have significant roles, but are not the stars of the movie. Details like portraying Hanna Reitsch and having accurate, and very good special effects make this far better than most World War II movies. Especially since most of the stars of the movie don't survive. If you enjoy historical accuracy, a well thought-out plot, and the unexpected, then I think you will find this movie a top-notch production and well worth watching. Without spoiling the ending, I will tell you though that the Gemans did not win the war.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Anthony Quayle nelson95
Lt. John Curtis' mysterious head injury... billyboy2012
This may seem likea dumb question, but... justice21
Concerning the title change - Who knows the truth? CinemaMig
Can I have a pencil? citizenafrica
Operation Crossbow wanted on DVD lenny90000
Discuss Operation Crossbow (1965) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?