A British fighter pilot is enlisted to recover parts from a German guided missile that landed in Sweden intact, but he has become a very depressed alcoholic.


(as Donald McDougall)


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Episode cast overview:
David Frankham ...
Capt. Anthony Carmichael
Elen Willard ...
Katy Henshaw (as Ellen Willard)
Gunnar Karlsen
Col. Otto Ulrich
Patrick Horgan ...
Cmdr. Neil McBride
Paul Sorensen ...
Peter Bourne ...
Dr. Franz Tanzman
Martin Braddock ...
American Airman
Eric Forst ...
German Lieutenant
Steve Lander ...
Swedish Official
Ashley Cowan ...


The Germans threaten to turn the tide of war back their way with a new super-weapon, a guided rocket bomb capable of devastating vital parts of England. One of the rockets misfires on a test flight and lands in neutral Sweden intact. When the Allies learn that a Swedish underground group has retrieved the rocket, they enlist Gallagher and Komansky to clandestinely fly over to get it. They also procure a British rocket specialist, Group Captain Carmichael, a former RAF fighter pilot. Unfortunately, Carmichael bears a grudge against Americans because he was accidentally shot down by one, ending his flying career. Besides hostility toward Gallagher and Komansky, he also manifests his annoyance by drinking excessively, making him a potentially fatal liability as the team races a group of Nazis with the same goal. Written by alexk-6

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Drama | War




Release Date:

18 November 1966 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In one scene that takes place in neutral Sweden, one of the vehicles used is a Renault Dauphine, a French model first produced in 1956. See more »

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Worthy, movie quality episode right up until a V-2 becomes a V-1
25 October 2011 | by (The 13th Colony) – See all my reviews

Plot description but no spoilers. This episode sports pretty good writing, a tight plot about German vengeance weapon going off course and crashing in Sweden. All plausible. Paul Burke as Col. Gallagher and Chris Robinson as Sgt. Komansky are called upon to fly an unmarked transport aircraft, the venerable Douglas C-47, along with David Frankham as the British RAF group captain who dislikes "Yanks." A realistic plot, even good explanatory lines from Richard Anderson's Brig. Gen. Doud saying the parts of the guided missile are needed to track down the manufacturing plants so they can be bombed. That's how it was done. Then the V-2 rocket shown in the opening becomes a V-1 guided missile, used by the German Luftwaffe in the real World War II. The V-2 was an actual rocket - the forerunner of American military rockets like the Redstone missile ("our" Germans designed it for the U.S. Army after they were grabbed at the end of the war). The V-1 would be akin to a cruise missile with a crude guidance system. The V-1 used an "air breathing" jet engine, and the V-2 used liquid rocket propellants - aka rocket fuel. Totally different weapons ... the V-2 footage was probably added in the harried post production after the episode was filmed. Still, the acting and plot is pretty good, even if some of it was cribbed from the 1966 racing film "Grand Prix," notably Frankham's "drunk" subplot.

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