|MISSILES FROM HELL (BATTLE OF THE V-1) (director: Vernon Sewell; screenwriters: Jack Hanley/Eryk Wlodek/from the book "They Saved London" by Bernard Newman; cinematographer: Basil Emmott; editor: Lito Carruthers; music: Robert Sharples; cast: Michael Rennie (Stefan), Milly Vitale (Anna), Patricia Medina (Zofia), David Knight (Tadek), Esmond Knight (Stricker), Christopher Lee (Brunner); Runtime: 104; MPAA Rating: NR; producers: John Bash/Vernon Sewell/George Maynard; Criterion (Eros Films); 1958-UK)|
|"An effective low-budget Brit
WW 2 war story based on true incidents."
by Dennis Schwartz
effective low-budget Brit WW 2 war story based on
true incidents. The Brits work with Polish
partisans, who sabotage the German rocket
installation at Peenemunche.
Sewell ("House of Mystery"/"The Blood
Beast Terror"/"Ghost Ship") keeps things moving at a
brisk pace. Though predictable it's entertaining.
Though the many subplots are a distraction and keep
Jack Hanley and Eryk Wlodek adapt it from
the book by "They Saved London" by Bernard
school teacher Stefan (Michael Rennie) is assigned by
the Nazis to work at a labor camp. He's recruited by
the Polish resistance to be their inside man. Tadek
(David Knight), Stefan's watchmaker friend, works with
him. They discover the Germans are secretly building a
rocket. The parisan spying leads to the blowing up of
the factory where the rocket is built. The second part
of the spying mission calls for them to get a photo of
the rocket for British intelligence. The efforts of
the resistance enables, in 1943, the Brits to stage a
raid at the site and transport a rocket back to
REVIEWED ON 5/15/2015 GRADE: B-
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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