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Mosquito Squadron (1969)

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.

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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 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.

Genres:

War | Drama

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

17 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 opening sequence, borrowed directly from Operation Crossbow, shows cooling towers of nuclear reactor fed electric power plants as part of the skyline of London before the rocket motors of the vengeance weapons cut out. See more »

Goofs

The "German" trucks and half track vehicles are American vehicles with German markings added. See more »

Quotes

Munroe: [Kemble has asked for a second run over the chateau] How close do you want to go this time?
Major Kemble: Knock their bloody heads off!
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Edited from Operation Crossbow (1965) See more »

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War movie buffs will want to see this one.
31 May 2001 | by rich-93See all my reviews

This is not a quality film as far as directing, dialogue, or acting. However, it does have a decent plot-line and a lot of fine footage of the twin-engined British DeHavilland Mosquito light bomber in action. It is rare to see this aircraft in a war film and I therefore recommend that war movie buffs tape this one and keep it in their collection. The plot involves the precision bombing of a French chateau and underground German "V" rocket lab. David McCallum is, as usual, a very like-able character.


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