Reviewed in the United States on August 4, 2017.
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When Powell learned of this innovation, he pointedly rewrote the screenplay to include this refuge as the means to deliver the crew to safety. ", "Thelma Schoonmaker: the queen of the cutting room.
We can still carry on When the Nazis shoot down a British bomber, its crew seek help from the Dutch underground.
 Today, One of Our Aircraft is Missing is considered one of the "best of British films of the era"..
In the 49th Parallel, the Germans stranded in Canada argued and fought amongst themselves, while the British fliers in this film work well together as a team. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 22, 2019. The opening shots show plane flying with no crew, like an aerial Marie Celeste, and one wonders whether this was suggested to Powell and Pressburger by David Lean. There is a mention of Eric Portman and Googie Withers.  Although the screenplay was not completely developed by the time of production, Powell considered it "half-finished ... it remained (that way) for most of the production.
 Powell's nomination was the only Academy Award nomination he ever received in his career – Pressburger won an Academy Award for 49th Parallel and was nominated for The Red Shoes as well.
The Bluray is breathtaking. I love anything done by Powell and Pressburger. And by the way, the movie itself is terrific, with its rarely treated WWII setting--the Netherlands!--and engrossing tale of how a British bomber crew make their way across most of the country to the Channel. There's a problem loading this menu right now. How we sing as we limp through the air After much debate and some questioning, the Dutch agree to help, despite their fear of German reprisals. ", "The 15th Academy Awards (1943) Nominees and Winners. A poster for the film is on display at the cinema. You can return the item for any reason in new and unused condition: no shipping charges. With our full crew on board
I should say, this is an American import, & as such, unless you possess a multi-region DVD/Blu ray player, it won't work. They safely returned by a rowing boat then were picked up by the British. They land in Holland and are aided by Dutch civilians. She hides them in her mansion, despite the Germans being garrisoned there. , One of Our Aircraft is Missing is mentioned in the Dad's Army episode "The Lion Has Phones". Ill Met By Moonlight: Night Ambush [Region 2], A Matter of Life and Death (The Criterion Collection), The Thief of Bagdad (The Criterion Collection). Nevertheless, they reach the North Sea. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Reunited, they hide in a truck carrying supplies to Jo de Vries (Googie Withers).
This page was last edited on 8 November 2020, at 00:06. Ah well... the film and story remain excellent.
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In spite the fact that this film is in desperate need for restoration, the images and the audio are good enough to enjoy the story.
By chance, two British boats arrive first. Comin' in on a wing and a prayer, Comin' in on a wing and a prayer Although considered a wartime propaganda film and made under the authority of the Ministry of Informationas part of a series of film productions specifically aimed at morale in the United Kingdom, it is elevated by the s… And our trust in the Lord
The men row undetected to the sea, but a bridge sentry finally spots them and a shot seriously wounds the oldest man, Sir George Corbett (Godfrey Tearle). Olive films did a great job in this restoration; it can be compared to the restorations done by Criterion. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. With just one motor gone I had purchased the Alpha version perhaps about three years ago and it was OK. Now that I watch it in this Blu-ray Olive film edition, I noticed how much of the audio is clearer, not to mention the video.
The crew of an RAF Vickers Wellington bomber are forced to bail out over the Netherlands near the Zuider Zee after one of their engines is damaged during a nighttime raid on Stuttgart. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books.
The giant Wellington replica actually covered the entire studio floor and was rigged with lights and fitted for effects shots including explosions.
Plenty of humour in the story and brilliant cast too.
They take shelter in a German rescue buoy, where they take two shot-down enemy aviators prisoner, but not before one sends a radio message.
This is a great restoration of this Powell and Pressburger film. All Critics (3) | Fresh (3) This is an exceedingly good flying-war film. We're comin' in on a wing and a prayer. The result were strong, credible roles for both Pamela Brown and Googie Withers as female Dutch Resistance leaders. Although considered a wartime propaganda film and made under the authority of the Ministry of Information as part of a series of film productions specifically aimed at morale in the United Kingdom, it is elevated by the story and production values above the usual jingoistic fare. Some of these items ship sooner than the others.
Although mainly centred on male roles, Powell encouraged Pressburger to create a number of significant female characters.
I've seen this movie on TCM and know there is a clear sharp video with proper contrast. I was so disappointed but decided to watch the DVD anyway until I saw that Alpha Home Entertainment put their business watermark on the upper right of the screen and it didn't go away. We waited for a word It May be Propaganda, but it is a Well-Done War Film, Reviewed in the United States on February 1, 2015. Under cover of an air raid, she leads them to a rowing boat.
, To maintain an aura of authenticity, actual RAF bombers on "ops" (operations) were filmed but the aerial scene of the bombing of Stuttgart was created using a large-scale model at Riverside Studios, Hammersmith.
Then a noise broke , One of Our Aircraft is Missing was cut by 20 minutes for its original American release. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 29, 2016. Reviewed in the United States on September 22, 2017. Comin' in on a wing and a prayer Comin' in on a wing and a prayer Though there's one motor gone We can still carry on Comin' in on a wing and a prayer. Notably, there is no scored music, Powell deliberately strove for "naturalism" relying on natural sounds that would be heard by the characters.
De Vries pretends to be pro-German, blaming the British for killing her husband in a bombing raid (whereas he is actually in England working as a radio announcer). Comin' in on a wing and a prayer One of our planes was missing With all its gallant crew The radio sets were humming We waited for a word Then a noise broke Through the humming and this is what we heard. Please try again. One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.
I have NEVER bought a movie or TV series with such a watermark advertisement like you see on cable channels - at least they are usually fairly small and unintrusive - this one is huge and totally detracts from the picture . To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. A tribute to the enormous effort by Bomber Command over the entire duration of the war, to maintain the initiative in at least one theatre of operations. The Dutch were often shot when they were found out. I enjoyed this film.
On screen, the effect was striking and realistically duplicated the flight and bombing raid carried out at the start of the film.. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Thank you Olive Films. , The actors that were gathered for the film included recognised stage and screen talents such as Eric Portman, Hugh Williams and Godfrey Tearle as well as newcomers such as Peter Ustinov making his film debut. It was the fourth collaboration between the British writer-director-producer team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and the first film they made under the banner of The Archers. This is a super film, straight from the stable of the indomitable Powell & Pressburger (for whom I have a particular penchant).
For several decades, this first film to bear a co-credit for Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger has been available only in crummy public-domain prints and videos. I didn't see the ALPHA STUDIOS flag on the cover and, upon receipt, there it was - and in this case, again an absolute guarantee of a horrid public-domain print, so washed out that many facial expressions blend into white or light backgrounds.
`One of Our Aircraft Is Missing' was one of their earliest collaborations (1942), and features some other famous names in the list of technical crew, such as editor David Lean and DoP Ronald Neame.
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Gorgeous restoration of a fascinating movie, Reviewed in the United States on August 23, 2017. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 8, 2017. A reversal of the plot of Powell and Pressburger's previous film, 49th Parallel (1941), One of Our Aircraft is Missing has the British trying to escape with the help of various locals. Although, for me, the film is not in the same league as their later masterworks (Black Narcissus, The Red Shoes, Colonel Blimp, etc), particularly from a visual perspective, it is still an absorbing work, featuring some spectacular black-and-white photography (particularly the air- and sea-borne footage) by Ronald Neame, and including a witty and perceptive script from the duo (for which they received an Oscar nomination - incredibly the only Oscar nomination that Powell ever received). Perhaps for this reason I give the film 4 stars. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission.
, One of Our Aircraft is Missing received two Oscar nominations, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger for Best Writing, Original Screenplay, and Ronald Neame (photography) and C. C. Stevens (sound) for Best Effects, Special Effects. Yes! Comin' in on a wing and a prayer, What a show, what a fight, boys Critic Reviews for One of Our Aircraft Is Missing. The first Dutch citizens they encounter, led by English-speaking school teacher Else Meertens (Pamela Brown), are suspicious at first as no aircraft is reported to have crashed in the Netherlands (the abandoned bomber actually reaches England before hitting a pylon). FINALLY...A great early Powell Pressburger gets a release that looks and sounds great! In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Ultimately, this particular genre of film may not hold widespread appeal, but the performances of the actors involved, were solid, well contrived, & wholly believable.
 The episode "Sons of the Sea" also contains numerous elements from this film.
It is a great picture about airmen who escaped their burning aeroplane in WW2 and parachuted into occupied Holland. "3 Stars" is the average - 1 or Zero for print-quality and I can't recommend spending a DIME on such a poor print; and '5" for the movie's tale, acting and directing.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 1, 2013. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 27, 2013. What a show, what a fight, boys We really hit our target for tonight It looked like some VHS tapes I bought years ago which were dubbed so many times the picture was blurry and the clarity was awful.
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