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The Battle of the V1

The Battle of the V1

Vernon Sewell (1958)

100min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Weakly cast and excessively long, this fitfully exciting Second World War melodrama stars Michael Rennie and David Knight as two Polish patriots who discover the latest Nazi secret weapon - the flying missiles or "doodlebugs" that were eventually unleashed on London. Highlights are a bombing raid on a German research establishment and the appropriation of one of the robot bombs, but the low-budget production awkwardly mixes documentary footage from old enemy newsreels with standard underground heroics that were filmed in the Sussex countryside. Christopher Lee is briefly seen as a sadistic SS officer.

Summary

Polish resistance fighters are sent on a mission to smuggle details of a new Nazi secret weapon to the Allies, risking their lives to obtain blueprints of a hidden German rocket installation. Second World War adventure, starring Michael Rennie, Patricia Medina, Milly Vitale, David Knight, Esmond Knight and Christopher Lee.

Cast & Crew

Stefan Nowak Michael Rennie
Zofia Patricia Medina
Anna Milly Vitale
Tadek David Knight
Stricker Esmond Knight
Brunner Christopher Lee
General Carl Jaffe
Fritz John G Heller
Director Vernon Sewell
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Other Information

Language: English Black and White Guidance: Edited for violence. Available on: Available on DVD

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