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One of Our Aircraft is Missing, from the writing/producing/directing team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (The Red Shoes, Black Narcissus, 49th Parallel) is the very epitome of the propaganda films coming out of Britain during World War II. This, their first film for the production entity known as The Archers, weaves together a stirring tale of courage, sacrifice and patriotism.
Having abandoned their aircraft over Holland following an aerial attack by German fighters, the RAF bomber crew lead by John Haggard (Hugh Burden, Funeral in Berlin) and Tom Earnshaw (Eric Portman, 49th Parallel) must escape their potential capture by Nazi forces with the aid of local villagers.
Following on the heels of their previous war-themed effort, 49th Parallel, One of Our Aircraft is Missing features a sterling acting ensemble which includes Bernard Miles (Great Expectations), Pamela Brown (The Tales of Hoffmann) and Googie Withers (The Lady Vanishes), and behind-the-scenes talent of future film directors David Lean (Lawrence of Arabia) as the film’s editor and Ronald Neame (The Poseidon Adventure) as its cinematographer.