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Missiles from Hell (1958)

Battle of the V-1 (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, War | 25 August 1958 (UK)
This forgotten war adventure centers on the secret Nazi missile installation of the V1 Rocket. Michael Rennie is a guerilla fighter who leads a group of Polish fighters on a mission to ... See full summary »

Director:

Vernon Sewell

Writers:

Jack Hanley (screenplay), Eryk Wlodek (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Rennie ... Stefan
Patricia Medina ... Zofia
Milly Vitale ... Anna
David Knight ... Tadek
Esmond Knight ... Stricker
Christopher Lee ... Brunner
John G. Heller ... Fritz
Carl Jaffe ... General
Peter Madden ... Stanislaw
George Pravda ... Karewski
Gordon Sterne Gordon Sterne ... Margraaf
Carl Duering ... Scientist
Harold Siddons Harold Siddons ... Master Bomber
George Pastell ... Eryk
Henri Vidon Henri Vidon ... Konim (as Henry Vidon)
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This forgotten war adventure centers on the secret Nazi missile installation of the V1 Rocket. Michael Rennie is a guerilla fighter who leads a group of Polish fighters on a mission to destroy the base and cripple the German war effort. Sir Christopher Lee is terrific as a cruel Nazi commander.

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The TRUE story behind the attempt to destroy London! See more »

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Drama | War

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Opening Credits: Extract from Winston Churchill's Parliamentary Statement, July 6th 1944. "During the early months of 1943 reports were received through many and varied Intelligence sources that the Germans were developing a weapon with which they proposed to bomb London". See more »

Quotes

[Anna has been captured by the Gestapo]
Tadek: Will she talk?
Stefan: Yes, she'll talk. Women always talk. But she won't say anything that they want to hear.
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Referenced in Ken Adam: Designing Bond (2000) See more »

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Unusual film from Hollywood, its near to the truth.
18 February 2006 | by j-nieurzylaSee all my reviews

This one of those rare films, that managed to get made without Hollywoods gross miss-interpretation. The truth has not been distorted for sensationalism, the facts are correct. It is a pity that stories like these are not remade today but with extra information about the story and maintaining the integrity, the truth makes a better story than those made up in Hollywood. Details about always having clean suits and the hair always in place, well what can you expect this was the style of movie making in those days. But the story line has not been altered to distort the truth, obviously certain details are missing, as these were still listed under the Official Secrets Act of the UK. Most the of the soldiers walking around seem to be SS in their black uniforms, but it is certainly better in its facts than later movies made about the war, ie. Enigma and U-571 which are an insult to those who took part in the original actions, and lousy education to those who are not aware of the original stories.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1958 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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