#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – During autumn 1944, a Royal Air Force Hudson carrying a very important passenger in possession of highly secret information is shot down and ditches in the North Sea. Fighting the elements and trying to keep up morale, the occupants of the aircraft’s dinghy talk about their lives awaiting the rescue they hope will come. This movie’s title reflects the motto of the R.A.F.’s Air Sea Rescue Service, one of whose high speed launches battles against its own mechanical problems, enemy action, time, and the weather to locate and rescue the downed crew and the vital secret papers they carry.
Plot: During autumn of 1944, an RAF Hudson carrying a VIP passenger in possession of highly secret information is shot down and ditches in the North Sea. Fighting the elements and trying to keep up morale, the occupants of the aircraft’s dinghy talk about their lives awaiting the rescue they hope will come. The film’s title reflects the motto of the RAF’s Air Sea Rescue Service, one of whose high speed launches battles against its own mechanical problems, enemy action, time and the weather to locate and rescue the downed crew and the vital secret papers they carry.
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Good film but poor process work
As far as i am aware there are really only 2 British films about Air-Sea rescue ,this film and For Those In Peril.I believe that the earlier film is superior not just because it stars David Farrar who is far better than Anthony Steel,but it has a far more realistic feel.This film is hurt by its inept process work.Nearly every scene featuring Anthony Steel and most of those in the dinghy are clearly shot either on a sound stage or the studio tank and in my view this severely detracts from the realistic feel the film needs to impart.Also at the climax we have the rather strange effect of the boat being shrouded in fog and then in a blazing sun.Quite odd.We have all the usual banter of the lower ranks with some fine performances from a great cast.Incidentally Bonar Cellano who plays an airman and Michael Balfour ,an engineer,were great friends in real life.Alas they had a car crash,Balfour survived but Cellano did not/A real loss to the British cinema as he had made his home here.
Some Interesting Choices That Don’t Work
During the Second World War, an RAF transport is shot down over the North Sea. Four men are on a dinghy, hoping for rescue as they drift closer to occupied Holland. Back at headquarters of the RAF Search and Rescue Force, the work is being coordinated. Meanwhile, one of the launches taking part in the search has mechanical problems.
That rarely happens under ordinary circumstances in the movies, right? Things work until the actual battle begins, and then the engineer – invariably Scottish – puts things together with string and old cutlery. This is not that sort of movie. It’s pacing is odd. It’s crisis and routine, and nothing gets done, until the last minute, just like in real life. People talk,oddly. Dirk Bogarde, one of the downed fliers, is shrill.
Unfortunately, this ambitious way of telling a story doesn’t really work to maintain interest. The characters are either blanks, like Michael Redgrave, who holds the Maguffin, or unappealing. It’s an interesting experiment, but like many of them, it doesn’t prove its worth.
Good cast, though.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 31 min (91 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Drama, War
Director Lewis Gilbert
Writer Lewis Gilbert, John Harris, Vernon Harris
Actors Michael Redgrave, Dirk Bogarde, Anthony Steel
Country United Kingdom
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.65 : 1 (intended ratio), 1.37 : 1 (negative ratio)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm