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One of Our Aircraft Is Missing [DVD] [1942]

  • SKU: 32138544
  • Release Date: 11/15/2016
  • Rating: NR

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    34% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 3)


    One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
    This subtle, unadorned British war drama was the second collaboration between "The Archers," Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Six British bomber crewmen are obliged to bail out over Holland. To escape detection from the Nazis, the crewmen accept the hospitality of several Hollanders, all dedicated to the freedom-fighting activities of the Underground. The film is constructed along the lines of the earlier Powell-Pressburger film The Invaders, except that the escapees are British rather than German and their Dutch contacts are willing rather than reluctant co-conspirators. The six male stars are Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman, Hugh Williams, Bernard Miles, Hugh Burden, and Emrys Jones; among those who aid them in their flight to freedom are Googie Withers, Joyce Redman, and Peter Ustinov. The austere photography by Ronald Neame is complemented by the to-the-point editing of future director David Lean. Adding to the verisimilitude of One of Our Aircraft is Missing is the utter absence of a musical score. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

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      Godfrey Tearle - Sir George Corbett
    • Eric Portman
      Eric Portman - Tom Earnshaw
    • Hugh Williams
      Hugh Williams - Frank Shelley
    • Bernard Miles
      Bernard Miles - Geoff Hickman
    • Hugh Burden
      Hugh Burden - John Glyn Haggard

    Customer rating

    Rating 2 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Muddy audio, no subtitles


      I am reviewing the Alpha Home Entertainment version. Nothing against this film -- I am a fan of everything else I've seen by Powell and Pressburger and I expect I would at least enjoy this movie in other circumstances. I now realize I've been taking the restorations offered by Criterion for granted. The picture here is badly in need of restoration (which I was expecting), but the audio is a bigger problem for me. The sound is so muddy that I can't make out much of the dialogue, which itself wouldn't be that big a deal (I knew this was an inexpensive DVD so was not expecting much) except that there is no option for subtitles, which made simply following the plot an exercise in frustration.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A Good Release of an Excellent Film

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      There aren't enough Powell & Pressburger films on blu-ray, so to get another one is fantastic. As is typical of Olive, this release has good audio and video on a single layer BD25 and is worth buying, but the film could have looked better with a bit more effort put in to restoration and by being given a higher bitrate on a dual layer blu-ray disc. Some extras would also have been welcome.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars


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      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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