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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.

Director:

Boris Sagal

Writers:

Donald S. Sanford (screenplay), Robert Vincent Wright (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher George ... Col. Greg Brandon
Laraine Stephens ... WAC Lt. Gabrielle Ames
J.D. Cannon ... Gen. Cotten Palmer
Gary Marshal ... Wing Cmdr. Taffy Howard
Michael Evans ... Group Commander Leslie Hardwicke
Gavin MacLeod ... Sgt. Kruger
Noam Pitlik Noam Pitlik ... Lt. Jacoby
Ben Murphy ... Lt. Archer
Bo Hopkins ... Capt. Douglass
Tim McIntire ... Lt. Quimby
Barry Atwater ... Gen. Conway
Scott Thomas Scott Thomas ... Lt. Richman
John Carter ... Middleton
James Gammon ... Maj. Varga
Charles Dierkop ... 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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Taglines:

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 »

Genres:

Adventure | War

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The 1,000 Plane Raid See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Oakmont Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The low-level buzz job was done by Don Lykins, Bob Grider, and Ed Maloney in 44-83684. The shots, filmed on Wednesday, 17 January 1969, consisted of six very low passes made across the movie set and shot from four different camera angles. These were used in various parts of the film. See more »

Goofs

After the group commander's B-17 crash-lands and explodes, one shot of the wreck as emergency crews rush to help is clearly of a B-29, not a B-17. See more »

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thousand plane raid, excellent snapshot of the war in the air(WWII)
23 March 2015 | by jwsanfranciscoSee all my reviews

i especially like these period films about the war in the air. I thought this war film was in the same class as the Mathew Modine B-17 pic,'MEMPHIS BELLE'. Particularly, memorable was the segment, where the British & American pilots are resting in a debriefing room when the music on the radio is interrupted by a German propaganda speech. This is a historical fact, that, like the 'TOkyo Rose' radio chats that were meant to demoralize the U.S.soldiers(also U.S.naval forces) in the Pacific,'Lord HAW-HAW' was a concerted effort by German intelligence to broadcast propaganda to hurt the American/allied air campaign of WWII. (Unbeknownst to the allies, the Germans had broken the allies 'ultra' code, allowing them priceless intelligence regarding B-17 bombing runs in Europe) . ALthough, I may be mistaken('ultra' intercepts provided the Nazis only valuable intelligence information about 8th army tactical moves in the North African Campaign(1040-1943?)

All in all, a great film,using actual historical facts....


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