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The Thousand Plane Raid
Directed by:
Boris Sagal

"The Thousand Plane Raid" (also known as "Alarmstart für Geschwader Braddock", "1000 aquile su Kreistag") is an Adventure/War film directed by Boris Sagal, released in the USA in July of 1969 , starring Christopher George, Laraine Stephens, J.D. Cannon, Gary Marshal, Michael Evans and Gavin MacLeod.

This was the day the Allies turned the blitz on Hitler

Who directed "The Thousand Plane Raid":

The Thousand Plane Raid was directed by Boris Sagal, a Russian director.

Before directing The Thousand Plane Raid, Boris Sagal had directed Mosquito Squadron, released in 1969, The Helicopter Spies (1968), Made in Paris (1966), Guns of Diablo (1964), Twilight of Honor (1963), and Dime with a Halo (1963). Since, he directed The Omega Man, released in 1971, Angela (1978).

What was the release date of "The Thousand Plane Raid":

The Thousand Plane Raid was first released in the United States on July, 1969.. This was fifty (50) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, July 18, 1969 in Germany.

What is the cast of "The Thousand Plane Raid":

At the casting of The Thousand Plane Raid we find Christopher George, previously seen in The Devil's 8 (1969) and Project X (1968); Laraine Stephens (Hellfighters (1968), 40 Guns to Apache Pass (1967)); J.D. Cannon (Heaven with a Gun (1969), Krakatoa, East of Java (1969)) [ more... ]

  • Bo Hopkins and John Carter also appeared in Monte Walsh, released in 1970.
  • Ben Murphy and Noam Pitlik also appeared in The Graduate, released in 1967.
  • James Gammon and J.D. Cannon also appeared together in Cool Hand Luke, released in 1967.

What is the Storyline of "The Thousand Plane Raid":

In 1943, Colonel Greg Brandon (Christopher George), stationed at an United States Army Air Forces 8th Air Force, 103rd Bomb Group base in England, repeatedly attempts to persuade superiors that massive daylight bombing will hasten the end of World War II. In spite of the mission's extreme difficulty, his plan is finally put into effect against a German aircraft factory.

During preparation for the raid, Brandon alienates his men by insisting that normal bombing operations continue. His disdain for [...]

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