In 1943, the RAF Bomber Offensive against Nazi Germany is at its height. Night after night, the young crews of the Lancasters of RAF Bomber Command fly some of the most dangerous missions of the entire war. Their chances of surviving their tour of duty - just one in three. Wing Commander Tim Mason (Dirk Bogarde) has flown 89 missions. He has just one more combat raid to fly before he is rotated to the safety of a desk job. But confidence in Mason is waning amongst his superior officers. They think he's no longer fit to carry on and ground him prematurely. Mason defies orders and takes off on one last dangerous raid. As he flies into the bursting shrapnel and web of searchlights over his target, Mason believes he is certain to face court martial on his return, but the outcome of his actions are very different to those he believes he faces. Often compared with 'Angels One Five' for its realism (veterans of Bomber Command were consulted during the production at every stage), this is one of the finest films ever made about wartime Bomber Command and its young crews who were asked to fly in the face of insurmountable odds.

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Appointment in London (1952)

War/Drama · 1h 32m

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In 1943, the RAF Bomber Offensive against Nazi Germany is at its height. Night after night, the young crews of the Lancasters of RAF Bomber Command fly some of the most dangerous missions of the entire war. Their chances of surviving their tour of duty - just one in three. Wing Commander Tim Mason (Dirk Bogarde) has flown 89 missions. He has just one more combat raid to fly before he is rotated to the safety of a desk job. But confidence in Mason is waning amongst his superior officers. They think he's no longer fit to carry on and ground him prematurely. Mason defies orders and takes off on one last dangerous raid. As he flies into the bursting shrapnel and web of searchlights over his target, Mason believes he is certain to face court martial on his return, but the outcome of his actions are very different to those he believes he faces. Often compared with 'Angels One Five' for its realism (veterans of Bomber Command were consulted during the production at every stage), this is one of the finest films ever made about wartime Bomber Command and its young crews who were asked to fly in the face of insurmountable odds.

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Status

Released

Languages

English, German

Production Company

Mayflower Productions
Cast
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Dirk Bogarde

Tim Mason
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Ian Hunter

Logan
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Dinah Sheridan

Eve Canyon
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Bryan Forbes

The Brat
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Walter Fitzgerald

Mulvaney
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Bill Kerr

Bill Brown
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William Sylvester

Mac
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Anne Leon

Pam Greeno
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Charles Victor

Dobbie
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Richard Wattis

Pascal
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Carl Jaffe

German General
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Sam Kydd

Ackroyd
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Terence Longdon

Dr. Buchanan
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Michael Ripper

Bomb Aimer
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Campbell Singer

Flight Sergeant
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Harold Siddons

Saunders
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Anthony Shaw

Smithy
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Anthony Forwood

Navigation Officer
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Ronald Adam

Instructor (uncredited)
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Arnold Bell

Padre (uncredited)
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Peter Brace

RAF officer (uncredited)
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John Colicos

Pip (uncredited)
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Eric Corrie

Rear Gunner (uncredited)
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Carl Duering

German Duty Officer (uncredited)
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Mabel Etherington

Lady in Pub (uncredited)
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Edward Evans

A.C. Bridges (uncredited)
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John Fabian

Dizzy (uncredited)
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Wolf Frees

German Luftwaffe Officer (uncredited)
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Alan Gifford

US General (uncredited)
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Fred Haggerty

RAF Officer (uncredited)
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Eric Henderson

RAF Officer (uncredited)
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Barry Johns

Flight Sergeant (uncredited)
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Maurice Kaufmann

RAF Officer (uncredited)
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Lloyd Lamble

Weather Man (uncredited)
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John Martin

Sergeant - Control Caravan (uncredited)
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Gillian Maude

WAAF Officer (uncredited)
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Allan McClelland

Wireless Operator Flight Sgt. (uncredited)
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Desmond Roberts

Admiral Parker (uncredited)
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William Russell

RAF Officer (uncredited)
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Pat Ryan

USAF Officer (uncredited)
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Don Sharp

Mid Upper Gunner (uncredited)
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Jack Silk

RAF Officer (uncredited)
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Nigel Stock

Co-Pilot (uncredited)
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Stephen Vercoe

Sgt Pilot Finch (uncredited)
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Tom Walls Jr.

Gunnery Leader (uncredited)
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Donovan Winter

Navigator (uncredited)
Crew
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John Wooldridge

Writer
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Philip Leacock

Director
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Robert Westerby

Writer
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Appointment in London

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