Watch: Mosquito Squadron 1969 123movies, Full Movie Online – Squadron Leader Quint Munroe, an RAF pilot in World War II, has a hard time dealing with the presumed death in action of fellow Sq. Leader David ‘Scotty’ Scott, whose family practically raised him when he was orphaned, so they were like brothers. RAF Air Commodore Hufford has a crucial task for Quint, who is no longer serving in the squadron: a reconnaissance flight over the château de Charlon, a castle in occupied France, where the Nazis are probably developing a new generation of flying bombs; the defenses are indeed suspiciously tight. When analyzed, the photos show the castle grounds harbor an underground launching tunnel, and Quint gets a nearly impossible precision top-secret mission: select and train a team in only 10 days, when the French underground believes the first launch is planned, to ‘aim’ a new type of bouncing bomb into the tunnel, to blow up the whole Luftwaffe installation. Quint falls in love with Scotty’s young widow Beth Scott, whose crippled brother, Flight Lieutenant Douglas Shelton, is on his team. After the Gestapo catches and tortures a French underground member, the Luftwaffe drops a film showing the castle being filled with captured RAF men, one of which is, to Quint and Doug’s shock, Scotty, not dead after all, causing a dilemma for which Quint presents an even more daring solution, to be prepared in a few days….
Plot: While a WW2, RAF squadron leader mourns the death of a comrade, he receives a bombing mission against a secret Nazi V-2 rocket testing facility in France.
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Pretty dire actually, but a fair plot-line ** Spoilers **
Watchable for the famous DH Mosquito but nothing else to hold it of any merit, sadly. As others have mentioned, poor acting, sixties-style hairdressing rather than a brylcreem-and-bright-red-lipstick timeline, the film is particularly bad and lacking. Also, as mentioned, stealing far too many aerial scenes from the superior ‘633 Squadron’ make this a dim, Sunday afternoon type of low-budget flick. Interesting plot, actually, however maybe badly executed, mention of ‘Highball’, not quite the normal ‘bouncing bomb’, but a device developed mainly for the navy, to bounce against enemy warships. The plan is thus, to ‘bounce’ them into the mouth of a tunnel to destroy a ‘V3’ rocket facility. Added to this Munroe’s (McCallum) quandary of his adopted ‘brother’ and superior Officer ‘Scotty’ (David Buck), missing presumed dead, but actually among the POWS, with an amnesiac bump on his head/unaware of whom HE is.The Nazis are going to use Scotty AND the POWs as a ‘Human shield’, once they have got wind of the coming RAF attack. Complicating things further of course, is the fact Quint is in love now with Scotty’s ‘alleged’ widow. It’s all meant to be hush- hush, especially more so, (David Dundas – he of the ‘Blue Jeans’ song, years ago and featured on a Levi’s advert) blabs to everyone about the POWs plight after being told NOT to – leading to a so-called bonus operation with ‘Highball’ and the assistance of the French Resistance to bomb the POWs compound to free them ONLY when the V3 facility is destroyed FIRST (any Highball bombs ‘left over’ are only THEN to be allocated to free the prisoners).This has deliberate echoes of the ‘Operation Jericho mission’ also executed by DH Mosquitoes. Character actor George Layton (he of the famous British ‘Doctor’comedy TV series) mentions this was his first film role. Nice to see the pretty Suzanne Neve as Scotty’s ‘widow’, Beth, but not a lot to remember this for, EXCEPT as I’ve said, its stealing of 633 Squadron’s scenes!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min)
Genre Drama, War
Director Boris Sagal
Writer Donald S. Sanford, Joyce Perry
Actors David McCallum, Suzanne Neve, Charles Gray
Country United Kingdom, United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Laboratory DeLuxe (color by) (as Deluxe®)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm