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      The Thousand Plane Raid

      G 1969 1h 34m War List
      Reviews 50% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Colonel Greg Brandon (Christopher George), an American serving at a Royal Air Force base in England, has a grand military dream: a risky plan to send a fleet of 1,000 bombers to a German airplane factory as a strategic strike. Brandon badgers his commanding officers until he has his way, losing friends and alienating people as he goes. When the raid arrives, Brandon sees the wisdom and valor of his fellow soldiers and realizes that caution is just as important as zeal. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Martin B No one will ever confuse this movie with 12 O'Clock High over simplifying the horror of of day light bombing into one gigantic raid but it wasn't boring. The British officer character saved an otherwise dreary, character actor ladden cast. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Fun made for TV WW2 fick! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Rather average, slow paced WWII tale of daring daylight bombing of Germany. Good combat footage however toward the end of the film. Great crash landing near the end too. Original Release Date: May 2, 1969 A U.S. Air Force colonel (Christopher George) convinces the Alies during World War II that a daylight bombing raid of Germany will bring a quick end to the war. No one of authority really wanted to believe a daylight bombing would succeed (but it does). Christopher George never really made a hit with me in anything he made for some reason, so the film suffered proportionately. He had some villain roles on TV westerns and other movies. Maybe that is why. Note that Gavin McCloud of TV's Love Boat plays a bit role as a mechanic. Typical scenes of older generals surrounding a map room at the end. Never quite saw a thousand planes however, maybe a dozen at a time. Cast Christopher George (US Airforce colonel is lead actor) Laraine Stephens J.D. Cannon Gary Marshall Ben Murphy Gavin MacLeod (went on to make captain of TV's The Love Boat) Crew Cinematographer: William W. Spencer Art Director: Harold Michelson Composer: James Haskell Director: Boris Sagal Editor: Jodie Copelan Producer: Lewis J. Rachmil Screenplay: Robert Vincent Wright Set Decorator : William F. Calvert Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Colonel Greg Brandon (Christopher George), an American serving at a Royal Air Force base in England, has a grand military dream: a risky plan to send a fleet of 1,000 bombers to a German airplane factory as a strategic strike. Brandon badgers his commanding officers until he has his way, losing friends and alienating people as he goes. When the raid arrives, Brandon sees the wisdom and valor of his fellow soldiers and realizes that caution is just as important as zeal.
      Director
      Boris Sagal
      Producer
      Lewis J. Rachmil
      Screenwriter
      Donald S. Sanford
      Production Co
      Oakmont Productions
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      War
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 34m
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