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Operation Crossbow

  • Film

Time Out says

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.
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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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