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633 Squadron (1964)

633 Squadron (1964)





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Cliff Robertson's a combat-weary pilot whose R.A.F. squadron is ordered to destroy a Nazi rocket fuel plant tucked deep into a Norwegian fjord. The bomb run is a logistical nightmare because the planes must run a gantlet of anti-aircraft batteries before reaching their target. Based on a true story, the movie co-stars George Chakiris and Harry Andrews.
Action & Adventure , Drama
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United Artists

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Cliff Robertson
as Wing Cmdr. Roy Grant
George Chakiris
as Lt. Erik Bergman
Maria Perschy
as Hilde Bergman
Harry Andrews
as Air Marshal Davis
Donald Houston
as Wing Cmdr. Tom Barrett
Michael Goodliffe
as Squadron Leader Bill Adams
John Meillon
as Flight Lt. Gillibrand
John Bonney
as F/Lt. Scott
Angus Lennie
as F/Lt. Hoppy Hopkinson
Scot Finch
as F/Lt. Bissel
Barbara Archer
as Barmaid
Julian Sherrier
as F/Lt. Singh
Suzanne Farmer
as Sgt. Mary
Suzan Farmer
as Sgt. Mary
John Church
as F/Lt. Evans
Sean Kelly
as F/Lt. Nigel
Geoffrey Frederick
as F/Lt. Frank
Johnny Briggs
as F/Lt. Jones
Jeremy Wagg
as F/Lt. Reynolds
Edward Brayshaw
as F/Lt. Guenier
Arnold Locke
as Innkeeper
Peter Kriss
as F/Lt. Maner
Richard Shaw
as Johanson
Cavan Malone
as Ericson
Anne Ridley
as S.S. Woman
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Critic Reviews for 633 Squadron

All Critics (4)

This ham-handed WWII picture about an international squadron of Allied pilots is hardly the best way to remember the late, great Cliff Robertson.

Full Review… | September 19, 2011
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Dated flying effects hurt this above average WWII actioner.

May 25, 2007

Audience Reviews for 633 Squadron


633 Squadron is the story of the attack on the fuel factory that would have created the most important part of the V2 Rocket. This film focuses completely on this attack. Whenever there is a film that is so narrowly focused, it has potential to be great or awful. This film falls on the later of those two outcomes. Cliff Robertson, better known for his role as Ben Parker in the latest in the Spiderman films, gives a stiff performance that is typical for an individual playing a leadership role that this time in most of these war films. The film focuses too much on the preparation and becomes extremely boring. There seems to be an unnecessary love story between Roy Grant and Hilde. This love story does not add much to the overall quality and could be left out. The ending is extremely typical and actually very unexciting when it could be much more thrilling. The music theme is just as repetitive as the film is boring.

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Less than stunning film making, this WWII air combat tale is full of vintage bomber aircraft and daring do. Based on a true WWII story, a pilot is ordered to kill a man he knows to save many others. So true, this agonizing tale spoke of many times in warfare. While, typical of so many air warfare raids, the moral dilemma of our lead actor is evident. Horrible combat footage at the end is B film material. Cliff Robertson leads a not so stellar cast of flyboys that are sent on a mission of earthquake proportions. It seems the Germans are up to their dirty tricks (again). Cheesy in many scenes, the daring do of our RAF heroes take to the air to right all wrongs. Jesus, what would Hollywood do without World War Two? Cast Cliff Robertson (lead actor and bomber pilot) George Chakiris (prisoner who knew too much to live) Maria Perschy Harry Andrews Jimmie Bly Crew Editor: Bert Bates Composer: Ron Goodwin Screenplay: James Clavell Director: Walter Grauman Producer: Cecil F. Ford Screenplay: Howard Koch Executive Producer: Lewis J. Rachmil Costume Designer: Brian Owen-Smith Cinematographer: Edward Scaife Production Designer: Michael Stringer

monsieur rick
monsieur rick

I have always loved the old war movies and this cheezy outpouring doesnt dissapoint....Chocks away, tally bally Ho!

Barry Lappin
Barry Lappin

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