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This is the story of the methods used to defeat Hitler's V1 (doodlebug) and V2 (rocket) "revenge weapons" towards the end of World War II. Even though the Nazis were in retreat, these weapons could have turned their defeat into victory. This movie includes references to Hannah Reich, who was a German test pilot in real-life.Written by
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George Peppard (1st Lieutenant John Curtis U.S.A.A.F.) was under contract with MGM and was desperate to be released from it. MGM agreed, provided that he make one more movie for them, which turned out to be this movie. See more »
Early on in the film, a V-1 flying bomb - marked 'M23' on the tail fin - takes off, veers to the right and crashes. A few scenes later, Hanna Reitsch is seen in another flying bomb, which, in its first shot from distance on the ramp, is marked... 'M23'. This was obviously spotted, because in the next scene, a close up of the tail fin, it has now magically and clumsily been changed to 'M28'. Although it's much more likely very brief footage of the first rocket being fueled was used twice. See more »
Channel observation posts report that flying objects, with a pale fire, are passing over Dover and heading towards London. Speed over 400 miles per hour.
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Saw this one 40 years ago, but it sticks in my head. A good blend of fact and fiction, the Germans did have a very advanced rocket program and it did cause the Allies a lot of grief. And with a few clever twists, the opening scenes where the Germans realize that if they use a woman pilot-because she weighs so much less-they can figure out what's wrong with their V-1 rockets. Sophia Loren-at her prime, confess, she was a knockout back then. Appearing unexpectedly as the real life wife of the deceased engineer George Peppard is impersonating. He (Peppard) persuades her to keep silent, but he leaves, the landlady of the boarding house he is staying in appears, she is is also in the Resistance and is taking no chances. A real jolt, rather like the early demise of the Janet Leigh character in "Pyscho". And very realistic when you think about it.
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