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Mosquito Squadron (1969)

 -  War | Drama  -  17 January 1970 (UK)
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Squadron Leader Quint Munroe, an RAF pilot in World War II, has a hard time dealing with the presumed death in action of fellow Sq. Leader David 'Scotty' Scott, whose family practically ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Quint Munroe
Suzanne Neve ...
Beth Scott
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Air Commodore Hufford
David Buck ...
Sqn. Ldr. David 'Scotty' Scott
David Dundas ...
Flt. Lieut. Douglas Shelton
Dinsdale Landen ...
Wing Commander Clyde Penrose
Nicky Henson ...
Flt. Sgt. Wiley Bunce
Bryan Marshall ...
Sqn. Ldr. Neale
Michael Anthony ...
Father Bellague
Peggy Thorpe-Bates ...
Mrs. Scott
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Mr. Scott
Vladek Sheybal ...
Lieutenant Schack
Michael McGovern ...
Flt. Lieutenant Bannister
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Squadron Leader Quint Munroe, an RAF pilot in World War II, has a hard time dealing with the presumed death in action of fellow Sq. Leader David 'Scotty' Scott, whose family practically raised him when he was orphaned, so they were like brothers. RAF Air Commodore Hufford has a crucial task for Quint, who is no longer serving in the squadron: a reconnaissance flight over the château de Charlon, a castle in occupied France, where the Nazis are probably developing a new generation of flying bombs; the defenses are indeed suspiciously tight. When analyzed, the photos show the castle grounds harbor an underground launching tunnel, and Quint gets a nearly impossible precision top-secret mission: select and train a team in only 10 days, when the French underground believes the first launch is planned, to 'aim' a new type of bouncing bomb into the tunnel, to blow up the whole Luftwaffe installation. Quint falls in love with Scotty's young widow Beth Scott, whose crippled brother, Flight ... Written by KGF Vissers

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To save England, he must sacrifice everything he loves.

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War | Drama

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The film utilizes an oft-used storyline of the war movie genre which has two soldiers in love with the same girl. See more »

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During the recon mission, the section of the wing and engine nacelle between the canopy and the wing insignia disappears, showing the ground below. See more »

Quotes

Wing Commander Clyde Penrose: You were close, weren't you?
Munroe: [Walking off] We were brought up together.
Wing Commander Clyde Penrose: [Walking alongside] Really? Were there family connections?
Munroe: No. My mother and father were killed some time ago. I've always thought of Sqaudron Leader Scott's parents as my own
Wing Commander Clyde Penrose: I see.
Munroe: Well, I suppose i'd better go and tell them.
Wing Commander Clyde Penrose: Hateful business. I could never find the words.
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De havilland Mosquito
1 August 1999 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

As an enthusiast of this aircraft, I derive great joy from this film and have done since I was about 7 years old. It nurtured me enough to join the Mosquito Aircraft Assoc. of Australia. It might not be the best film ever made but as a young lad, I was inspired. That is a lot more than can be said for most films period.


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