The Battle of the V1

  • PG
  • Vernon Sewell (1958)
  • UK
  • 100 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Second World War drama starring Michael Rennie. After the Polish resistance uncovers the latest Nazi weapon in development at a secret missile base, plans are made to destroy it. A British renegade soldier leads a group of partisans on a mission to blow up the installation.

Cast and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
Vernon Sewell

Other Information

Language: 
English
Black and White
Guidance: 
Edited for violence.
Available on DVD
Certificate PG
Distributor:
DD Home Entertainment
Categories
Drama

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