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Missiles from Hell (1958)

Battle of the V-1 (original title)
This forgotten war adventure centres on the secret Nazi missile installation of the V1 Rocket. Rennie is a guerilla fighter who leads a group of Polish fighters on a mission to destroy the ... See full summary »

Director:

Vernon Sewell

Writers:

Jack Hanley (screenplay), Eryk Wlodek (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Rennie ... Stefan
Patricia Medina ... Zofia
Milly Vitale ... Anna
David Knight David Knight ... Tadek
Esmond Knight ... Stricker
Christopher Lee ... Brunner
John G. Heller ... Fritz
Carl Jaffe Carl Jaffe ... General
Peter Madden ... Stanislaw
George Pravda ... Karewski
Gordon Sterne Gordon Sterne ... Margraaf
Carl Duering ... Scientist
Harold Siddons Harold Siddons ... Master Bomber
George Pastell ... Eryk
Henri Vidon Henri Vidon ... Konim (as Henry Vidon)
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Storyline

This forgotten war adventure centres on the secret Nazi missile installation of the V1 Rocket. Rennie is a guerilla fighter who leads a group of Polish fighters on a mission to destroy the base and cripple the German war effort. Lee is terrific as a cruel Nazi commander. 16mm. Written by Anonymous

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The TRUE story behind the attempt to destroy London!

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Drama | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1958 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Missiles from Hell See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Eros Films,John Bash Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (colorized version)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Opening Credits: Extract from Winston Churchill's Parliamentary Statement, July 6th 1944. "During the early months of 1943 reports were received through many and varied Intelligence sources that the Germans were developing a weapon with which they proposed to bomb London". See more »

Quotes

[Anna has been captured by the Gestapo]
Tadek: Will she talk?
Stefan: Yes, she'll talk. Women always talk. But she won't say anything that they want to hear.
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Referenced in Ken Adam: Designing Bond (2000) See more »

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In times of war, truth is generally much weirder than fiction...
31 May 2007 | by cinnamonbrandySee all my reviews

My Mum always used to tell me that you should use every part of the pig - except its squeal. She also used to tell me that the reason the Nazis lost is that they tried to use the squeal.

One of the turning points of the war was when Alan Turing (no umlaut!) - or possibly one of his chums - or even one of his enemies - worked out that the base number used to set everyone's Enigma machine was the published rate of deaths in Auschwitz. See? They prided themselves on using the skin, the bones, the fillings - the lot. And then they used the squeal.

Give me a film, or book, or song, about Violette or Odette or Noor - or Alan, or Leo, or Vera - and I'm just about in heaven. Loved this film - loved it.

Helen


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