Shady Lady (2012)

Shady Lady (2012)





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This is the epic story of a B-24 Liberator bomber aircraft called Shady Lady, that took off from Darwin, Australia, on Friday, 13th August 1943, on what was at that time, the world's longest ever attempted bombing mission. Under the command of "Doug" Craig, Shady Lady set off with 10 other aircraft to attack the oil refineries at Balikpapan, Borneo. With the target hundreds of miles behind enemy lines, this was an audacious attempt to strike back at the Imperial Japanese Army. Shady Lady survived intense tropical thunderstorms, serious turbulence, heavy enemy antiaircraft fire and was chased by Japanese Zero fighters - but never made it back to base. Shady Lady, after 16 hours and 35 minutes in the air, ran out of fuel and was crash-landed in a saltpan, in the remotest part of Northern Australia. Local support from the Aborigines and a massive rescue mission amazingly saw Shady Lady fly again. -- (C) Official Site
Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Shady Lady

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

It comes as no surprise that the director, Tristan Loraine, comes from a background as an airline captain and a documentarian. Perhaps those jobs make best use of his skills.

Full Review… | November 29, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

The heroes of Shady Lady deserved a far better tribute.

Full Review… | November 8, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Too many Wiki-worthy info dumps and not enough character-enriching detail stops Shady Lady, a docudrama about a team of World War II Australian bombardiers, from cohering into a compelling fiction-doc hybrid.

Full Review… | November 1, 2012
Village Voice
Top Critic

Nail-biting stuff.

Full Review… | November 7, 2012
Daily Express (UK)

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