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Operation Crossbow [Import]

Sophia Loren , George Peppard , Michael Anderson    PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)   DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a nifty WWII spy thriller June 30 2004
Format:VHS Tape
With a terrific international cast and excellent effects, this fast-paced thriller about spies infiltrating a German rocket installation is entertaining, and though much of the antics are improbable, especially in the final sequence, it does have a historical context to it. There was an Operation Crossbow, when Winston Churchill (well played by Patrick Wyman) was concerned about what misslies and rockets the Nazis were making.
The V-1 "Buzz Bomb" was a nightmare for those living in London in the summer of '44, and perhaps the most gripping part of the film is its depiction of London being hit with these dreaded missiles, with some amazing cinematography by Erwin Hillier.
George Peppard is a smooth spy, and does many scenes speaking German, though he looks 100% American, perhaps because of the hat he wears pushed back on his head, which would have been a givaway had he really been in enemy territory.
Richard Johnson is wonderful as Duncan Sandys, who believes action is imperative and that "in war, decisions almost always have to be made on incomplete knowledge; if you wait until you're certain, you're sure to be too late", and goes against Trevor Howard as Professor Linderman, who is not convinced that the situation is serious, or even exists.
(Duncan Sandys was Churchill's son-in-law, and not a very popular fellow with the RAF, because he thought the future of air warfare was in missiles and rockets, and not in manned flight).
Other top-notch actors are Sophia Loren looking beautiful, Tom Courtenay, John Mills, Jeremy Kemp, Anthony Quayle, Richard Todd, and Lilli Palmer marvelous as a resistance worker in Holland.
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Le DVD est en bonne condition pour un disque usager et les bonus
sont interressents malgré qu'il n'est pas de sous-titre (anglais ou français)
Le ratio du film respecté et couleur correct pour un film qui a bien viellit...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent service & product Feb. 1 2013
By MFJ
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Excellent sur toute la ligne. Produit de première qualité et expédié rapidement !
Exactement comme promis et selon la réputation du fournisseur.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Entertainment June 8 2004
Format:VHS Tape
Though no masterpiece nor one of the best ever war movies "Operation Crossbow" nevertheless ranks with other dramas of its kind (Von Ryans Express/Heroes Of Telemark)in its telling of a simple story of everyday heroes. Typical boys own in a way and not to be taken serious,it depicted what going to the movies in the sixties was all about. With the recent spate of war movies on DVD I think this one deserves a mention,so what about it then
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