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FULL SYNOPSIS

This big-budget, big-studio espionage film is set in the last years of World War II. George Peppard, Tom Courtenay and Jeremy Kemp parachute into Germany, with orders to destroy the Nazis' rocket base at Peenemunde. Featuring Sophia Loren as the wife of the Nazi collaborator whom Peppard is pretending to be, Operation Crossbow failed badly in its first release; MGM, deciding that the title misled moviegoers into thinking that the picture was a "Robin Hood" derivation, cleared up matters by renaming the film The Great Spy Mission. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Sophia Loren
as Nora
George Peppard
as Lt. John Curtis
Trevor Howard
as Prof. Lindemann
John Mills
as Gen.Boyd
Tom Courtenay
as Robert Henshaw
Richard Johnson
as Duncan Sandys
Richard Todd
as Wing Cmdr. Kendall
Sylvia Syms
as Constance Babington Smith
Jeremy Kemp
as Phil Bradley
Lilli Palmer
as Frieda
John Fraser
as Flight Lt. Kenny
Paul Henreid
as Gen. Ziemann
Helmut Dantine
as Gen. Linz
Maurice Denham
as RAF Officer
Richard Wattis
as Sir Charles Sims
Patrick Wymark
as Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Ferdinand "Ferdy" Mayne
William Mervyn
Barbara Rutting
as Hanna Reitsch
Jeremy Spenser
Wolf Frees
Robert Brown
as Air Commodore
Karel Stepanek
as Prof. Hoffer
Allan Cuthbertson
as German Technical Examiner
Milo Sperber
Anthony Quayle
as Bamford
Moray Watson
as Col. Kenneth Post
George Mikell

Crew

Michael Anderson
Director
Carlo Ponti
Producer
Derry Quinn
Screenwriter
Ray Rigby
Screenwriter
Richard Imrie
Screenwriter
Vittoriano Petrilli
Screen Story
Emeric Pressburger
Screenwriter
Erwin Hillier
Cinematographer
Doug Goodwin
Musical Direction/Supervision
Ernest Walter
Editor
Basil Rayburn
First Assistant Director
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