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633 SQUADRON (16 K)

633 Squadron

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Production Notes: U.S., Mirisch Corporation, 1962
Director: Walter Grauman
Cast:Cliff Robertson, George Chakiris, Maria Perschy



Favorite Scene: Attack!

FINAL APPROACH

Two Mosquitos race up the fjord toward the target.
AFTERMATH

When the squadron commander realizes that 633 Squadron has probably been totally wiped out, he stoically and rather ridiculously responds "You can't kill a squadron".


Being written ...

MOSQUITO TAXIING

One of three surviving wartime Mosquitos used in the filming taxis after landing.
CLIFF ROBERTSON

Cliff Robertson portrays Major Grant, a war-weary American with roots in the Eagle Squadron.


Larry's Take: The Best Aerial Combat Sequences of Its Time

COCKPIT

Grant and his navigator, played by Angus Lennie, during one of the practice missions leading up to "X" day.
EN ROUTE

A Mosquito approaches the Norwegian coast at full throttle.


Being written.

PLANNING THE RAID

Grant discusses the target with Capt. Bergman (George Chakiris), perhaps the swarthiest Norwegian resistance leader in Hollywood history. Note the Eagle Squadron emblem on Robertson's sleeve, identifying him as an American who joined the RAF in the early days of the war.
GREAT ESCAPE FOOTAGE

Since both 633 Squadron and The Great Escape were both Mirisch Corp. releases, Grauman used extra footage from the latter in his film. Here we see the POW convoy from the title sequence of TGE standing in as a German convoy being sized up by the "Ling," the Norwegian resistance.



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