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Mosquito Squadron (1969)

G | | War, Drama | 17 January 1970 (UK)
In WW2, a RAF squadron leader mourns the death of a comrade and receives a bombing mission against a secret Nazi V-2 rocket testing facility in France.



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Complete credited cast:
Quint Munroe
Beth Scott
Air Commodore Hufford
David Buck ...
Sqn. Ldr. David 'Scotty' Scott
David Dundas ...
Flt. Lieut. Douglas Shelton
Wing Commander Clyde Penrose
Nicky Henson ...
Flt. Sgt. Wiley Bunce
Bryan Marshall ...
Sqn. Ldr. Neale
Michael Anthony ...
Father Bellague
Peggy Thorpe-Bates ...
Mrs. Scott
Mr. Scott
Lieutenant Schack
Michael McGovern ...
Flt. Lieutenant Bannister


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.


War | Drama


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Release Date:

17 January 1970 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Esquadrão Mosquito  »

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1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


The whole pre-credits sequence in its entirety was taken from the studio's previous picture, Operation Crossbow (1965). This movie would also utilize footage from the studio's earlier 633 Squadron (1964), most noticably the shot of Munroe rolling on the ground to extinguish the flames on the back of his flying jacket, after rerturning from the recon mission. See more »


In many scenes where bombs are dropped, the bombs are released when the plane is almost or already right over the target. Even at low altitude, the planes doing 300-400mph, the bombs would fall well beyond the targets with such a late release. See more »


Munroe: When do you return to duty?
Flt. Lieut. Douglas Shelton: Duty? What duty?
[Indicates his missing arm]
Flt. Lieut. Douglas Shelton: flying a desk one handed!
Munroe: If that's all you think you can handle.
Flt. Lieut. Douglas Shelton: Well, they've offered me a hook - makes a marvelous back scratcher, so I'm told!
Munroe: Well, I'm sure Scotty would settle for it right now
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Edited from Operation Crossbow (1965) See more »

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Nothing Worthwhile
7 July 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I picked up this movie simply because I am a shameless WWII aviation buff, and was enthused to see the famous and rare Mosquito bomber in action. I expected the movie to be cheesy, the sort of thing I would have to watch alone.

That said, it is far worse than I imagined, and completely worthless.

80% of the footage is lifted from "633 Squadron", a superior Mosquito movie released in 1964. If you're like me and love the planes, rent that movie, skip this one.

Summary: Anything good in this movie is actually stolen from another movie altogether.

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