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633 Squadron (1964)

Approved | | War, Drama | 11 July 1964 (Japan)
An RAF squadron is assigned to knock out a German rocket fuel factory in Norway. The factory supplies fuel for the Nazi effort to launch rockets on England during D-Day.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Wing Cmdr. Roy Grant
... Lt. Erik Bergman
... Hilde Bergman
... Air Vice Marshal Davis
... Group Capt. Don Barrett
... Squadron Leader Frank Adams
... Flight Lt. Gillibrand
... Flight Lt. Scott
... Flying Officer Hoppy Hopkinson
Scot Finch ... Flying Officer Bissell
John Church ... Flying Officer Evans
Barbara Archer ... Rosie - Barmaid at Black Swan Inn
Sean Kelly ... Lt. Nigel
Julian Sherrier ... Flight Lt. Singh
Geoffrey Frederick ... Flight Lt. Frank
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633 Squadron has enjoyed an unqualified string of successes. Their luck changes when they are assigned to bomb a German rocket fuel plant, in Norway which is guarded by heavy anti-aircraft defences, and the plant is considered bomb-proof. Their nearly impossible mission is further complicated by a German air raid, the difficult approach to the target and the capture and torture of the underground leader who is assisting the squadron. Written by Derek R. Watts

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$1,300,000 (estimated)
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Cliff Robertson, an accomplished pilot, wanted to buy one of the Mosquitoes after filming had finished, as he was so impressed with the type. He was not permitted to do this but he later bought a Spitfire Mk IX which he owned until the late 1990s. See more »

Goofs

When the Norwegians are fighting from the cover of the crashed Opel truck the Germans are driving an Alvis Saracen personnel carrier. This is both a British vehicle and a post war design that wasn't produced until 1952. See more »

Quotes

SS Torturer: I'm afraid we will have to persuade you. Take off his clothes.
[begins to rip Bergman's shirt]
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Featured in The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) See more »

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Watch this one for the Mosquito's
5 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

This film which begins with its blood pumping Ron Goodwin's musical score and the cloud opening sequences fire's it's beginning, then lets one down with it's almost 'World War II pulp comic book' screenplay.

However...watch this film for its remarkable footage of one very remarkable aircraft, the film's real stars.......the exciting, beautiful, fast, deHavilland Mosquito's. The dialogue is sometimes painful to recall, the story could have been better written, but the flying sequences recalls many real Mosquito W.W. II exploits as a pinpoint high speed strike aircraft, such as the real historical attack at rooftop height in France on the Gestapo headquarters freeing the many French Resistance prisoners standing out foremost. Why could the story not revolve around this real historical exploit, among many others?

Cliff Robertson's real life flying experience bleeds through somewhat, but we are wishing more. The romantic subplot?...fast forward the video through this. Also the kinky Gestapo woman interrogating Chakiris! Enjoy the Goodwin score, as the Mosquitos practice for there mission in the Scottish highlands, and the sound of those Merlin engines. Love those planes! '633 Squadron' is a keeper, but for aircraft buffs only really.

Corfman


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