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They Raid by Night (1942)

Approved | | Drama, War | 19 June 1942 (USA)
The British Commandos send Bob Owen (Lyle Talbot) to Norway to prepare for a raid. His mission also includes freeing General Heden (Paul Baratoff) who is being held by the Nazis. His aides ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Capt. Robert Owen
... Inga Beckering
... Col. Otto von Ritter
... Lt. Erik Falken
Charley Rogers ... Sgt. Harry Hall
Paul Baratoff ... Gen. Heden
Leslie Denison ... Capt. Ralph Deane
Crane Whitley ... Doctor
... Dalberg
Eric Wilton ... Gen. Lloyd
... Braun - Ritter's Aide
John Beck ... Mr. Sandling - Beggar
... Maj. Von Memel
Sigfrid Tor ... German Lieutenant
Brian O'Hara ... Lammet - Radio Broadcaster
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The British Commandos send Bob Owen (Lyle Talbot) to Norway to prepare for a raid. His mission also includes freeing General Heden (Paul Baratoff) who is being held by the Nazis. His aides include Eric Falken (George Nesie) and Harry (Charles Rogers). Inga (June Duprez), a Norwegian girl to whom Falken was once engaged but who has become the sweetheart of Oberst Von Ritter (Victor Varconi), betrays their hiding place. The three overpower the Gestapo men sent after them, take their uniforms and enter the prison camp and free Heden. The four men then start for the coast to meet the Commando expedition. Inga, who the men still trust, again informs von Ritter and Falken is captured but Bob and Harry escape with the aid of Dalberg, who they thought was a Quisling stooge. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The Commandos Have Landed  »

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The earliest documented telecast of this film occurred Satuday 9 February 1946 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). In Detroit it first aired Wednesday 15 December 1948 on WXYZ (Channel 7), and in Albuquerque Saturday 16 July 1949 on KOB (Channel 4). See more »

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The commandos twice hide from a plane that it searching for them. This plane is a DC-3/ C-47 with a British roundel. The Germans did not fly this model of aircraft. See more »

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Symphony No.5
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Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Cardboard characters played by cardboard actors
10 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

I should have seen this ambush coming, from the very first office/room whose walls were constructed out of curtains. This movie, amongst others, was required pre-school for mega-talents to come, eg Edward D Wood Jr. Actors walking past painted backdrops, actors arriving through one curtain, and leaving by another, characters finding it difficult to get in & out of cars, none of this is an element of making fine films. It is however, common place for a movie made on a budget shorter than a shoe-string. A movie only for those who collect quantity, rather than quality.


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