One of Our Aircraft Is Missing

Synopsis: During the Allied Bombing offensive of World War II the public was often informed that "A raid took place last night over ..., One (or often more) of Our Aircraft Is Missing". Behind these sombre words hid tales of death, destruction and derring-do. This is the story of one such bomber crew who were shot down and the brave Dutch patriots who helped them home.
Production: United Artists
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins.
82 min

- Thanks.

- lt was Charles Surface.

Fairpath calling T for Tommy, T for Tommy.

lt's now 21 :
35, 21 :35. You may take off.

Checking intercoms. Bob, are you there?

Sergeant Ashley, sir, receiving you all right.

Blasted beehive gets smaller every trip.

What are you grumbling about, Sir George?

You've got a carriage to yourself.

Fairpath calling.

Q for Queenie, Q for Queenie.

21 :
37, 21 :37. You may take off now.

Check your watches, chaps.

ln 50 seconds, it'll be 21 :40.

ln...45 seconds.

ln...40 seconds.

Fairpath calling B for Bertie, B for Bertie.

lt is now 21 :
40, 21 :40.

Off you go.

Geoff, OK to go forward.

OK, Skipper.

Stuttgart, here we come.

You know, l played in Stuttgart

with my club in er...1938.

1938...l was playing in New York.

- What's Stuttgart like?

- Oh, like all those continental towns.

Played Saturday, Sunday,

Monday on the train.

That was Stuttgart. Well, well.

- Nice girls in Stuttgart, Skipper.

- Well, one anyway.

What do you know about

the girls in Stuttgart?

l know a nurse from Stuttgart.

That's funny. Mine was a nurse.

Was her name Liesel?

No, Else. What was your nurse like?

Oh, she was a big blonde job.

Couldn't half cook too.

She worked for a doctor in Gerrards Cross.

Used to sing that song,

er...l Kiss Your Little Hand Madame.

That's right and, of course,

she used to sing it in German, you know?

She was always singing it, l suppose, cos

she wasn't allowed to sing it in Germany.

The composer was a Jew, l believe.

What was your nurse like, Skipper?

Else? She was blonde too.

- Was she a good cook?

- She was good at everything.

My next nurse wasn't so good.

You seem to specialise in nurses, Skipper.

Well, l did then. l was only two, you see.

- Had you there.

- l'd seen snaps of her in my father's album.

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Emeric Pressburger

Emeric Pressburger (5 December 1902 – 5 February 1988) was a Hungarian British screenwriter, film director, and producer. He is best known for his series of film collaborations with Michael Powell, in an award-winning collaboration partnership known as the Archers and produced a series of films, notably 49th Parallel (1941), The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), A Matter of Life and Death (1946, also called Stairway to Heaven), Black Narcissus (1947), The Red Shoes (1948), and The Tales of Hoffmann (1951). more…

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