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The Thousand Plane Raid (1969)

G | | Adventure, War | July 1969 (USA)
A U.S. Air Force colonel convinces the Allies during World War II that a daylight bombing raid of Germany will bring a quick end to the war.

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Col. Greg Brandon
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WAC Lt. Gabrielle Ames
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Gen. Cotten Palmer
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Wing Cmdr. Taffy Howard
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Group Commander Leslie Hardwicke
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Sgt. Kruger
Noam Pitlik ...
Lt. Jacoby
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Lt. Archer
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Capt. Douglass
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Lt. Quimby
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Gen. Conway
Scott Thomas ...
Lt. Richman
John Carter ...
Middleton
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Maj. Varga
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Railla
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A U.S. Air Force colonel convinces the Allies during World War II that a daylight bombing raid of Germany will bring a quick end to the war.

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The biggest air-borne armada of the war - a thousand bombers on a secret mission to destroy the Nazi dream of a Thousand Year Reich! See more »

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Adventure | War

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The 1,000 Plane Raid  »

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During the crash sequence in the middle of the movie with Christopher Day George's B-17 the plane sbown burning is a B-29. See more »

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In the beginning of the film, Col. Greg Brandon (still in flight suit) is called into his general's office who informs him that he is to brief the high command on his idea for a thousand plane raid, and orders him to wear his "pinks", a uniform of the time. When they arrive at headquarters, he is not wearing pinks but a dark brown uniform.

"Pinks" refer to "pinks and greens", the nickname given to the US Army officer's winter service uniform due to the brownish-green jacket and the tan khaki trousers that looked pink under certain lighting. Due to the color in these old films, the uniform looks like its a brown jacket and tan trousers. See more »

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Nice plane footage, sorry about the acting
16 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

A fairly average B-grade movie that is pulled up by a sequence of low flying that is used on more than one occasion throughout the movie for different story line progressions. To see a B-25 coming over the trees and then missing the ground with the right wing by only a few feet is amazing to say the least. Most of the footage in the battle scenes is from war footage and low budget (nowadays) SFX but given the age and being made about the same time as "the Battle Of Britain" it puts up a reasonable performance. Aircraft buffs will like the flying sequences as they always will and for an afternoon diversion it is not too bad. Look out for the maintenance crew chief, Sgt Kreuger a few years before commanding his well known ship the Love Boat.


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