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Angels One Five (1952)

TV-G | | Drama, War | 30 April 1954 (USA)
The story of an RAF fighter squadron at the height of the Battle of Britain.

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(screenplay) (as Derek Twist), (from an original story by)
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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Group Capt. 'Tiger' Small
... Squadron Leader Peter Moon
Andrew Osborn ... Squadron Leader Bill Ponsford
... Squadron Leader Barry Clinton
Humphrey Lestocq ... Flight Lt. 'Batchy' Salter
... Pilot Officer 'Septic' Baird
... Group Controller
... Nadine Clinton
Veronica Hurst ... Betty Carfax
Amy Veness ... Aunt Tabitha
Philip Stainton ... Police Constable
John Barry ... Pimpernel Pilot
Richard Dunn ... Pimpernel Pilot
Elwin Daniel ... Pimpernel Pilot (as Elwyn Daniel)
... Pimpernel Pilot
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Storyline

'Septic' Baird has just joined a front line RAF squadron at the height of the Battle of Britain. This is the story of "The Few" and how they managed to fight off the might of the Luftwaffe despite overwhelming German air power. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Story of some of the few ... See more »

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Drama | War

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Release Date:

30 April 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Angels One Five  »

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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Ronald Adam plays the part of a Group Controller. During the Battle of Britain, he was Squadron Leader Ronald Adam and was the Group Controller at Hornchurch. See more »

Goofs

Jack Hawkins' Group Captain "Tiger" Small tests the fighter station guard by trying to bully his way past Peter Jones' sentry without showing his ID. Forcefully challenged by the sentry, the Group Captain shows his ID but it's upside down yet still gets the sentry's glanced approval. See more »

Quotes

Flight Lt. 'Batchy' Salter: Wotcher Septic, me old assassin. So this is where you hide?
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits: ... Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say ... "THIS WAS THEIR FINEST HOUR" Winston Churchill JUNE 1940 See more »

Connections

Featured in War Stories (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

RAF March Past
(1918) (uncredited)
Music by H. Walford Davies
Arranged by Sydney Baynes
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Sadly no memorable quotes section.
4 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

Just watched this film again, really good fun. I've recently bought a WW2 computer Flight Simulator called IL-2 and afterwards I just had to go flying and shoot down some bally Huns, Tally Ho!

Shame there are no memorable quotes listed as this film has lots. My favourite is just after the Ops bunker takes a direct hit, the roof has fallen in and there is concrete dust everywhere. People slowly start dusting themselves off, one of the WAAF's (Foster) timidly comes up to SqLdr Clinton and offers him a cup of tea.

Foster: Tea sir ? It's a bit gritty, sir...

SqLdr Clinton: (looks at the tea in amazement for 5 seconds) Foster, that's an inspiration ! Remind me to have you promoted.

Classic.


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