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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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Gen. Boyd
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Duncan Sandys
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Phil Bradley
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Bamford
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Gen. Ziemann
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Gen. Linz
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Hannah Reitsch (as Barbara Rueting)
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Wing Cmdr. Kendall
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Constance Babington Smith
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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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Action | Drama | War

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

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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

Has yet to be released on DVD in the United Kingdom, despite being a co-British production. See more »

Goofs

The same victims appear after both V-1 and V-2 attacks - the footage showing the rescue from a collapsed building has a shaggy headed (for 1944) man being helped from the wreckage (on the right side of the frame), shown as a distance shot through a hole in a wall, then first appearing, and finally stumbling out. Note there is one rescuer with a white helmet in all these scenes. 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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Too Talky In the Middle Bogs Down 'Thriller'
1 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

This World War II movie starts off strong with an interesting story about the Nazis experimenting with rockets and showing some of the problems they had in getting them to work. (This was before anyone had done this.)

Meanwhile, the British suspect something is up regarding this experimentation and send some spies to find out. Unfortunately, from that point the film begins to lag and is way too talky until the action-packed finale. There is simply too much time wasted in the middle of this film, which has an outstanding cast, by the way. However, I agree with reviewer "SgtSlaughter" that is just an "average war thriller." Personally, I'd like to see a re-make of this movie.


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