One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)
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as Sir George Corbett, Rear Gunner in B for Bertie
as Tom Earnshaw, Copilot in B for Bertie
as Frank Shelley, Observer / Navigator in B for Bertie
as Geoff Hickman, Front Gunner in B for Bertie
as John Glyn Haggard
as Bob Ashley
as Jo de Vries
as Else Meertens
as Jet van Dieren
as Pieter Sluys
as De Jong
as Naval Officer
as Burgomeister's Wife
as Dispatching Officer
Critic Reviews for One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
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.
...should appeal to fans of The Archers, those interested in WWII and anyone who enjoys a rattling good, stiff-upper lip patriotic story....
Every sequence is visually arresting, made with so much care and attention.
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.
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!
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
Might be the best WWII film made during the war. A tribute to the Dutch resistance as well as the RAF.
One of Our Aircraft Is Missing Quotes
|Else Meertens:||Do you think that we Hollanders who threw the sea out of our country will let the Germans have it? Better the sea.|
|Jo de Vries:||You see. That's what you're doing for us. Can you hear them running for shelter? Can you understand what that means to all the occupied countries? To enslaved people, having it drummed into their ears that the Germans are masters of the Earth. Seeing these masters running for shelter. Seeing them crouching under tables. And hearing that steady hum night after night. That noise which is oil for the burning fire in our hearts.|