One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)

One of Our Aircraft Is Missing





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This subtle, unadorned British war drama was the second collaboration between "The Archers," Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Six British bomber crewmen are obliged to bail out over Holland. To escape detection from the Nazis, the crewmen accept the hospitality of several Hollanders, all dedicated to the freedom-fighting activities of the Underground. The film is constructed along the lines of the earlier Powell-Pressburger film The Invaders, except that the escapees are British rather … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics
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as Sir George Corbett

as Tom Earnshaw

as Frank Shelley

as Geoff Hickman

as Else Meertens

as John Glyn Haggard

as Bob Ashley

as Burgomeister

as Naval Officer

as First German Airman

as Jo de Vries

as Len Martin

as Commander

as Burgomeister's Wife

as Jet van Dieren

as Pieter Sluys

as Priest

as Organist

as Sentry

as 2nd Airman

as Sgt. Hopkins

as Dispatching Officer
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Critic Reviews for One of Our Aircraft Is Missing

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | August 8, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Reconciliatory spirit trumps jingoistic trumpet-blowing

Full Review… | March 14, 2010

Impressive wartime propaganda film from the team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

Full Review… | August 22, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for One of Our Aircraft Is Missing

i'm a big sucker for briitish war propaganda and this is one of the best. only the second film for powell and pressburger as the archers and it's clear they make a great team. the film involves a bomber crew forced to bail out over holland and try to make it home with help from the dutch resistance. gripping stuff

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer


Might be the best WWII film made during the war. A tribute to the Dutch resistance as well as the RAF.

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

A great Powell and Pressburger film, overshadowed by 'The Red Shoes', 'A Matter Of Life and Death' etc, but should not be missed.

The film was intended as a propaganda piece and has a documentary like feel.

Also, two names to look out for. Peter Ustinov in his first film role as the Priest, plus David Lean, who was editor.

Emily B.

Super Reviewer

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