Mosquito Squadron


1h 30m 1970

Brief Synopsis

A World War II pilot is assigned to free a captured flyer whose wife he's been romancing.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
War
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
Salt Lake City, Utah, opening: 6 May 1970
Production Company
Oakmont Productions
Distribution Company
United Artists
Country
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (DeLuxe)

Synopsis

David Scott, a Royal Air Force bomber pilot in World War II, is shot down and presumably killed in a mission over France. His friend, Quint Munroe, assumes command of the squadron and tells David's wife, Beth, of her husband's death. When Quint's reconnaissance flight over France confirms that the Germans are developing a V3 rocket in the Château de Charlon, the British commanders order its destruction with a specially developed bomb. Meanwhile, Quint has fallen in love with Beth, who was his girl friend before she married Scott. Reconnaissance reports indicate that the Germans are holding several hundred British prisoners of war, including Scott, in the château. Consequently, Quint formulates a plan whereby the first wave of bombers will merely breach the château's walls, allowing the prisoners to escape; Father Bellague, a priest working with the French resistance, conveys this information to the prisoners so they will be prepared. The raid is carried out successfully, but although many British prisoners escape, Scott is killed.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
War
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
Salt Lake City, Utah, opening: 6 May 1970
Production Company
Oakmont Productions
Distribution Company
United Artists
Country
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (DeLuxe)

Quotes

Ah, what do you say, Munroe, hmm? What are the odds?
- Hufford
About the same as spitting in an Air Commodore's eye from an express train, sir.
- Munroe
I hope you brought your driving licence.
- Nav
Why?
- Munroe
Fly any lower and you're going to need it.
- Nav

Trivia

Notes

Location scenes filmed at Bovingdon Airfield, England. Released in Great Britain in 1970.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer July 1970

Released in United States Summer July 1970