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The Thousand Plane Raid (1969)

The Thousand Plane Raid





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This suspenseful drama is set in 1943 and follows an American pilot as he maps out a gigantic air strike designed to destroy one of Germany's biggest aircraft manufacturing plants.more
Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Donald S. Sanford, Robert Vincent Wright
In Theaters:
United Artists


Christopher George
as Col Greg Brandon
Laraine Stephens
as Lt. Gabrielle Ames
J.D. Cannon
as Gen. Cotton Palmer
Garry Marshall
as RAF Wing Cmdr. Traft...
James Gammon
as Maj. Varga
Gavin MacLeod
as Sgt. Kruger
Barry Atwater
as Gen. Conway
Henry Jaglom
as Worchek
Ben Murphy
as Lt. Archer
Larry Perkins
as Navigator
Philip Proctor
as Turret Gunner
Carl Reindel
as Bombardier
Wayne Sutherlin
as Waist Gunner
Noam Pitlik
as Lieutenant Jacoby
Bo Hopkins
as Captain Douglas
Tim McIntire
as Lieutenant Quimby
Scott Thomas
as Lieutenant Richman
MichaŽl Evans
as RAF Gp. Cmdr. Leslie...
John Carter
as Middleton
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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.

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)

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

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