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Operation Crossbow 1965 123movies

Operation Crossbow 1965 123movies

Sabotage of Hitler's ingenious weapons of mass destruction...the V1 and V2 rockets!Apr. 01, 1965115 Min.
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Watch: Operation Crossbow 1965 123movies, Full Movie Online – This is the story of the methods used to defeat Hitler’s V1 (doodlebug) and V2 (rocket) “revenge weapons” towards the end of World War II. Even though the Nazis were in retreat, these weapons could have turned their defeat into victory. This movie includes references to Hannah Reich, who was a German test pilot in real-life..
Plot: Allied agents infiltrate the Nazi rocket complex at Peenemunde in order to obtain their secrets and sabotage the plant.The film alternates between German developments of the V-1 missile and V-2 rocket (with a German cast speaking their own language) and discovery by British Intelligence of the weapon.
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6.6/10 Votes: 5,018
75% | RottenTomatoes
70/100 | MetaCritic
N/A Votes: 80 Popularity: 6.562 | TMDB


Engaging war-thriller doesn’t always hit on all cylinders but the finale was suspense-filled and I do appreciate how the filmmakers handled the deaths, not at all sensationalized. No real standout performances but the cast did a fine job, though a bit surprising to see Sophie Loren got top-billing but only in it for maybe 15-minutes. **3.5/5**
Review By: JPV852

If you’re chute doesn’t open, change it for a harp!

A passable WWII movie boosted by star casting and a grand finale. Plot essentially is about some Allied agents planning to infiltrate the Nazis’ secretive rocket factory in Holland and destroy their deadly V rockets.

Much of the pic is given to character forming and painting political, army and human passion based groundwork. Unfortunately the narrative often sags and has some uneven patches that can take one out of the story line. On the plus side the finale is worth waiting for, full of suspense and heroics, while the espionage angle holds interest throughout. 6/10

Review By: John Chard
An Overlooked WW 11 Espionage Thriller – with a Touch of History
“Operation Crossbow” was quite a hit in its day but is not seen as being in the same league as films such as “The Guns of Navarone” or “The Great Escape”. Nevertheless, it is a very worthy film on many levels.

Firstly, the cast is uniformly excellent with supporting roles taken by some of Britain’s acting luminaries such as Trevor Howard, John Mills and Richard Todd. The leading man is George Peppard who plays the role with his characteristically understated charm and, when called upon, a very believable physicality. Some have been critical of the fact that Sophia Loren is billed as a co-star and has very limited screen time. However, her performance as an innocent caught up in a desperate and finally unfairly cruel situation is worth watching. So too is the performance of her killer played by Lilli Palmer who embodies the emotional control, deceptiveness, resourcefulness and cool ruthlessness required by resistance contacts whose every move was potentially their last. Bouquets to Barbara Rutting who plays the real life character of Hannah Reitsch with a steely resolve and belief that had me looking up the life story of the Nazi test pilot. She remained a dedicated National Socialist until her death and was highly critical of post-war Germany and Germans. She was appalled at the fact that German soldiers by the late 60’s were allowed to wear beards and that Germany was in her words now a “nation of bankers and car builders”. She won many awards for her feats of aviation after the war. Other historical figures such as Constance Babington Smith, a key figure in identifying V1 rocket sites, and Professor Lindemann, who dismissed the Nazi rocket program as being a hoax, are, to my knowledge, faithfully portrayed by Sylvia Syms and Trevor Howard respectively.

The pace of the film is another highlight. The story is told through a number of points of view including the Nazi rocketry program and its own attempts at espionage and counter espionage. Almost every scene has an element of suspense – a mini story within the story. There are also some moments of humour seamlessly laced into the drama. Well done to the editor who was faced with the complex task of melding so many story elements into a very cohesive whole.

Lastly, the action scenes and in particular the final destruction of the rocket production plant is comparable to any such “destroy the villain’s lair” scene including those in the Bond series. The stunts and special effects stand up very well after almost 50 years.

Review By: russellalancampbell
Too Talky In the Middle Bogs Down ‘Thriller’
This World War II movie starts off strong with an interesting story about the Nazis experimenting with rockets and showing some of the problems they had in getting them to work. (This was before anyone had done this.)

Meanwhile, the British suspect something is up regarding this experimentation and send some spies to find out. Unfortunately, from that point the film begins to lag and is way too talky until the action-packed finale. There is simply too much time wasted in the middle of this film, which has an outstanding cast, by the way. However, I agree with reviewer “SgtSlaughter” that is just an “average war thriller.” Personally, I’d like to see a re-make of this movie.

Review By: ccthemovieman-1

Other Information:

Original Title Operation Crossbow
Release Date 1965-04-01
Release Year 1965

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 55 min (115 min)
Budget 115
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated PG-13
Genre Action, Drama, War
Director Michael Anderson
Writer Duilio Coletti, Vittoriano Petrilli, Emeric Pressburger
Actors Sophia Loren, George Peppard, Trevor Howard
Country United Kingdom, Italy
Awards 1 win
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) (Westrex Recording System), Mono (35 mm prints) (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 2.20 : 1 (70 mm prints), 2.35 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory N/A
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic) (as PanavisionĀ®)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, 70 mm (blow-up)

Operation Crossbow 1965 123movies
Operation Crossbow 1965 123movies
Original title Operation Crossbow
TMDb Rating 6.813 80 votes

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