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Mosquito Squadron (1969)

G | | War, Drama | 23 January 1970 (UK)
In WW2, a RAF squadron leader mourns the death of a comrade and receives a bombing mission against a secret Nazi V-2 rocket testing facility in France.

Director:

Boris Sagal
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
David McCallum ... Quint Munroe
Suzanne Neve ... Beth Scott
Charles Gray ... Air Commodore Hufford
David Buck David Buck ... Sqn. Ldr. David 'Scotty' Scott
David Dundas David Dundas ... Flt. Lieut. Douglas Shelton
Dinsdale Landen ... Wing Commander Clyde Penrose
Nicky Henson ... Flt. Sgt. Wiley Bunce
Bryan Marshall ... Sqn. Ldr. Neale
Michael Anthony ... Father Bellague
Peggy Thorpe-Bates Peggy Thorpe-Bates ... Mrs. Scott
Peter Copley ... Mr. Scott
Vladek Sheybal ... Lieutenant Schack
Michael McGovern Michael McGovern ... Flt. Lieutenant Bannister
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Storyline

Squadron Leader Quint Munroe, an RAF pilot in World War II, has a hard time dealing with the presumed death in action of fellow Sq. Leader David 'Scotty' Scott, whose family practically raised him when he was orphaned, so they were like brothers. RAF Air Commodore Hufford has a crucial task for Quint, who is no longer serving in the squadron: a reconnaissance flight over the château de Charlon, a castle in occupied France, where the Nazis are probably developing a new generation of flying bombs; the defenses are indeed suspiciously tight. When analyzed, the photos show the castle grounds harbor an underground launching tunnel, and Quint gets a nearly impossible precision top-secret mission: select and train a team in only 10 days, when the French underground believes the first launch is planned, to 'aim' a new type of bouncing bomb into the tunnel, to blow up the whole Luftwaffe installation. Quint falls in love with Scotty's young widow Beth Scott, whose crippled brother, Flight ... Written by KGF Vissers

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To save England, he must sacrifice everything he loves. See more »

Genres:

War | Drama

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

23 January 1970 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Esquadrão Mosquito See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Oakmont Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (archive footage)| Color (archive footage)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The British aircraft featured in this film, the DH98 De Havilland Mosquito, was unique in that, due to a wartime shortage of strategic metals, its wings and fuselage were skinned with a plywood laminate material instead of the aluminum alloy usually used on aircraft of this era. For this reason the plane was sometimes referred to as the Wooden Wonder. See more »

Goofs

There are only 4 Mosquitos attacking the V-1 launchers in the opening sequence, but 6 loads of bombs are shown being dropped. See more »

Quotes

Munroe: [On the recon mission to Charlon] How close do you want to go?
Major Kemble: Part their hair, Squadron leader!
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Connections

Edited from 633 Squadron (1964) See more »

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Nothing Worthwhile
7 July 2003 | by MarloniusSee all my reviews

I picked up this movie simply because I am a shameless WWII aviation buff, and was enthused to see the famous and rare Mosquito bomber in action. I expected the movie to be cheesy, the sort of thing I would have to watch alone.

That said, it is far worse than I imagined, and completely worthless.

80% of the footage is lifted from "633 Squadron", a superior Mosquito movie released in 1964. If you're like me and love the planes, rent that movie, skip this one.

Summary: Anything good in this movie is actually stolen from another movie altogether.


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