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One of Our Aircraft is Missing (1942)

Inside sleeve of Steve's video

Nominated for two Academy Awards ®, One Of Our Aircraft Is Missing is a dramatic and suspenseful World War II action story based on the actual methods by which the Dutch smuggled "crashed" British airmen back to England.

Six such airmen parachute from their crippled plane into a wood and are discovered by children who take them to a farm where the Dutch question them at length before offering them help.

They endure many narrow escapes from the Nazis before they reach a sea port. Their attempted journey across the Channel is fraught with many dangers and an unexpected turn of events.

British national Films presents
'One Of Our Aircraft Is Missing'
starring Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman, Hugh Williams, Bernard Miles Hugh Burden, Emrys Jones
Written, Produced and Directed by
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

Notes from another video sleeve (NTA Home Entertainment, USA)

One of Our Aircraft is Missing

Starring Godfrey Tearle and Eric Portman
with Hugh Williams, Bernard Miles, Hugh Burden, Emrys Jones and Roland Culver

Produced and Directed by Michael Powell [What about Emeric?]
Director of Photography Ronald Neame
Associate Producer Stanley Haynes
Screenplay by Michael Powell [What about Emeric?]
Edited by David Lean

In the darkness of an English morning, a Wellington bomber flies home across the North Sea. In a blinding flash it crashes into the high tension wires above the base. The crew of six is missing.

Forced to bail out, they are wandering around occupied Holland. One of the six man crew is wounded [Are they, who?] ; one is missing. With determined courage they head towards the North Sea and freedom. After eluding enemy soldiers and quislings, they find themselves trapped inside Nazi headquarters, forced to trust the woman who offers to smuggle them home.

Black & White / 1941 Running Time 103 minutes

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