Operation Crossbow

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  • Drama
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Standard World War II 'mission impossible' adventure in which three Allied officers with scientific training (Peppard, Kemp, Courtenay) are parachuted into Holland, posing as Dutch or German scientists reported missing, in order to locate - and help destroy, at the cost of their lives - the V2 rocket base at Peenemunde. Much ado about background authenticity is nullified by the cardboard characters, but the starry cast makes it all relatively painless. A Carlo Ponti production, so Sophia Loren came with the package and gets shot for her pains.

Release details

Duration: 116 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Michael Anderson
Screenwriter: Richard Imrie Emeric Pressburger, Derry Quinn, Ray Rigby
Cast: George Peppard
Jeremy Kemp
Tom Courtenay
Sophia Loren
Trevor Howard
John Mills
Richard Johnson
Anthony Quayle
Helmut Dantine
Richard Todd
Lilli Palmer
Paul Henreid
Sylvia Syms
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