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Q Planes
Directed by:
Tim Whelan and Arthur B. Woods

Starring Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Valerie Hobson, George Curzon, George Merritt and Gus McNaughton, "Q Planes" (also known as "Ali che non tornano") is a Thriller film directed by Tim Whelan & Arthur B. Woods, and written by Ian Dalrymple, released in the USA on June 15 of 1939.

Who directed "Q Planes":

Q Planes was directed by Tim Whelan and Arthur B. Woods.

Tim Whelan was an American director, writer, screenwriter, actor, and producer. Before directing Q Planes, he had directed Sidewalks of London, released in 1938, The Divorce of Lady X (1938), Farewell Again (1937), The Mill on the Floss (1937), The Murder Man (1935). Since, Tim Whelan directed The Thief of Bagdad, released in 1940, The Mad Doctor (1941), Twin Beds (1942), Nightmare (1942), Step Lively (1944), and Atoll K (1951).

Arthur B. Woods was an English director, producer, and actor. Before making Q Planes, he had directed They Drive by Night, released in 1938, The Return of Carol Deane (1938), Thistledown (1938), Radio Parade of 1935 (1934), On Secret Service (1933). Since, Arthur B. Woods directed .

What was the release date of "Q Planes":

Q Planes was first released on Thursday, June 15, 1939, in the United States. Also released on Thursday, June 15, 1939 has been Land of Liberty (dir. B. Reeves Eason). This was eighty (80) years ago.

It has been released on Saturday, March 04, 1939 in the United Kingdom; Wednesday, July 04, 1945 in France and on Saturday, December 18, 1965 in Germany.

Who is at the casting of "Q Planes":

At the casting of Q Planes we find Laurence Olivier, previously seen in The Divorce of Lady X (1938) and Fire Over England (1937); Ralph Richardson (The Citadel (1938), South Riding (1938)); Valerie Hobson (This Man in Paris (1939), The Drum (1938)) [ more... ]

  • Ralph Richardson, George Merritt and Gus McNaughton also appeared together in The Day Will Dawn, released in 1942.
  • Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson and Gus McNaughton can all be seen in The Divorce of Lady X, released in 1938.
  • Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson and George Merritt also worked together in Battle of Britain, released in 1969.
  • David Tree, Hay Petrie and Gordon McLeod also appeared in Knight Without Armour, released in 1937.

What is the Storyline of "Q Planes":

Before the Second World War, advanced British aircraft prototypes carrying experimental and highly secret equipment being developed under government contract, are regularly vanishing with their crews on their test flights. No one can deduce the problem, not even spymaster Major Hammond (Ralph Richardson) or his sister Kay (Valerie Hobson), a newspaper reporter who is working undercover in the works canteen used by the crews at the Barrett & Ward Aircraft Company.

At first, Major Hammond is seen as an [...]

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