One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942) - Rotten Tomatoes

One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)




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In this British war drama, six British bomber crewmen are obliged to bail out over Holland. To escape detection from the Nazis, the crewmen accept the hospitality of a several Hollanders, all dedicated to the freedom-fighting activities of the Underground.

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Godfrey Tearle
as Sir George Corbett, Rear Gunner in B for Bertie
Eric Portman
as Tom Earnshaw, Copilot in B for Bertie
Hugh Williams
as Frank Shelley, Observer / Navigator in B for Bertie
Bernard Miles
as Geoff Hickman, Front Gunner in B for Bertie
Hugh Burden
as John Glyn Haggard
Emrys Jones
as Bob Ashley
Googie Withers
as Jo de Vries
Pamela Brown
as Else Meertens
Joyce Redman
as Jet van Dieren
Hay Petrie
as Burgomeister
Arnold Marlé
as Pieter Sluys
Alec Clunes
as Organist
Roland Culver
as Naval Officer
Stewart Rome
as Commander
John Salew
as Sentry
David Ward
as Airman
Selma Vaz Dias
as Burgomeister's Wife
Michael Powell
as Dispatching Officer
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Critic Reviews for One of Our Aircraft Is Missing

All Critics (6)

What's striking... is its stark modernity, a lean story told with artful touches and unfussy performances, all in a film that was produced at the tail end of "The Darkest Hours" of World War II.

December 26, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

...should appeal to fans of The Archers, those interested in WWII and anyone who enjoys a rattling good, stiff-upper lip patriotic story....

October 6, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Every sequence is visually arresting, made with so much care and attention.

September 30, 2021 | Full Review…

This is an exceedingly good flying-war film. Lovely photography, first-class direction, straightforward production and sincere acting from people who know their job put it at the top of its class so far.

January 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Reconciliatory spirit trumps jingoistic trumpet-blowing

March 14, 2010 | Full Review…

Impressive wartime propaganda film from the team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

August 22, 2006 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for One of Our Aircraft Is Missing


One of the most interesting wartime propaganda films ever made and why? Because this British production is actually a commercial for another country altogether. The crew of a shot-up Brit bomber goes down and must make their way across Nazi-occupied Holland to get home. Do get this done the team depends on the Dutch Resistance, and so the piece is about what the Nederlanders do get the boys home. Thrilling, while also being the most Dutch I've heard spoken outside of a Dutch production itself. Jolly good show!

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

i'm a big sucker for briitish war propaganda and this is one of the best. only the second film for powell and pressburger as the archers and it's clear they make a great team. the film involves a bomber crew forced to bail out over holland and try to make it home with help from the dutch resistance. gripping stuff

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer


Might be the best WWII film made during the war. A tribute to the Dutch resistance as well as the RAF.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

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