One of Our Aircraft is Missing
Powell and Pressburger adventure thriller about a bomber crew trapped in occupied Holland.
Dir Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
With Googie Withers, Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman
Powell and Pressburger followed up the successful propaganda features 49th Parallel (1941) and Contraband (1940) with this adventure thriller, which traces the journey of a bomber crew trapped in Nazi-controlled Holland; their escape is made possible by the underground people’s network run mainly by women. Withers is in particularly good form as the resistance leader who controls their destiny.
+ Fighting Allies
UK 1941. Dir Louise Birt. 9min
A rare female-directed short about Czech refugees in the UK.