633 Squadron (1964)

101 mins | Melodrama | 1964

Director:

Walter Grauman

Producer:

Cecil F. Ford

Cinematographer:

Edward Scaife

Editor:

Bert Bates

Production Designer:

Michael Stringer

Production Company:

Mirisch Corp.
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HISTORY

Copyright length: 94 min. Released in Great Britain in 1964. Filmed in England, with exteriors shot on west coast of ... More Less

Copyright length: 94 min. Released in Great Britain in 1964. Filmed in England, with exteriors shot on west coast of Scotland. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
2nd unit dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Addl photog
ART DIRECTOR
Prod des
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
MUSIC
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
Stunt flying
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel 633 Squadron by Frederick E. Smith (London, 1958).
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 24 June 1964
Copyright Claimant:
Mirisch Corp.
Copyright Date:
5 June 1964
Copyright Number:
LP28321
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
De Luxe
Widescreen/ratio
Panavision
Duration(in mins):
101
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

During World War II, Norwegian underground leader Erik Bergman informs the British of the location of a German V2 fuel manufacturing plant. Situated beneath an overhanging cliff at the end of an easily defended fjord, the factory can be destroyed only by collapsing the cliff on top of it, using light Mosquito aircraft. Wing Comdr. Roy Grant's 633 squadron is assigned the task, and Bergman plans a ground attack to coincide with the air strike, but he is captured and tortured by the Gestapo. Gestapo headquarters is destroyed by the 633 squadron, and Bergman is killed, but not before he reveals the plans for the attack. Underground resistance is destroyed, and Mosquito pilots, unaware that the ground attack will not take place, fly to the factory, and the entire squadron is wiped out. However, the last bomb dropped makes the mission a success. Only Grant and his navigator ... +


During World War II, Norwegian underground leader Erik Bergman informs the British of the location of a German V2 fuel manufacturing plant. Situated beneath an overhanging cliff at the end of an easily defended fjord, the factory can be destroyed only by collapsing the cliff on top of it, using light Mosquito aircraft. Wing Comdr. Roy Grant's 633 squadron is assigned the task, and Bergman plans a ground attack to coincide with the air strike, but he is captured and tortured by the Gestapo. Gestapo headquarters is destroyed by the 633 squadron, and Bergman is killed, but not before he reveals the plans for the attack. Underground resistance is destroyed, and Mosquito pilots, unaware that the ground attack will not take place, fly to the factory, and the entire squadron is wiped out. However, the last bomb dropped makes the mission a success. Only Grant and his navigator survive. +

Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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