6.5/10
795
21 user 3 critic

Angels One Five (1952)

TV-G | | Drama, War | 30 April 1954 (USA)
The story of an RAF fighter squadron at the height of the Battle of Britain.

Writers:

Derek N. Twist (screenplay) (as Derek Twist), Pelham Groom (from an original story by)
Reviews
Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Cruel Sea (1953)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The World War II adventures of a British convoy escort ship and its officers.

Director: Charles Frend
Stars: Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, John Stratton
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Biopic of RAF Group Captain Douglas Bader who, after having lost both legs, flew a British fighter plane during WW2.

Director: Lewis Gilbert
Stars: Kenneth More, Muriel Pavlow, Lyndon Brook
Adventure | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

During World War II in North Africa, a medical field unit must cross the desert in their ambulance in order to reach the British lines in Alexandria.

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: John Mills, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

During World War II, a British actor impersonates Field Marshal Montgomery in order to confuse German intelligence.

Director: John Guillermin
Stars: M.E. Clifton James, John Mills, Cecil Parker
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Volunteers take over their local passenger train service (against bus company resistance) when the government announces its closure.

Director: Charles Crichton
Stars: Stanley Holloway, George Relph, Naunton Wayne
Action | War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

During World War II, German ships are "safely" docked upriver at Bordeaux, but the British send a team of kayakers to attack them.

Director: José Ferrer
Stars: José Ferrer, Trevor Howard, Dora Bryan
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The story of the final years of the respected World War II German general, Erwin Rommel.

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke, Jessica Tandy
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Allied prisoners of various nationalities pool their resources to plan numerous escapes from an "escape-proof" German P.O.W. camp housed in a Medieval castle.

Director: Guy Hamilton
Stars: John Mills, Eric Portman, Christopher Rhodes
Spitfire (1942)
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Aircraft designer/patriot R. J. Mitchell, alarmed at growing German militarism, works to perfect a defense against the German Messerschmidt at the cost of his health.

Director: Leslie Howard
Stars: Leslie Howard, David Niven, Rosamund John
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

This "story of a ship", the British destroyer H.M.S. Torrin, is told in flashbacks by survivors as they cling to a life raft.

Directors: Noël Coward, David Lean
Stars: Noël Coward, John Mills, Bernard Miles
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The wartime daily routine on a British bomber base in southeastern England is revealed through the eyes of newly arrived Flying Officer Peter Penrose (Sir John Mills).

Director: Anthony Asquith
Stars: Michael Redgrave, John Mills, Rosamund John
Genevieve (1953)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

It's time for the annual London to Brighton antique car rally, and Alan McKim and Ambrose Claverhouse are not going to let their friendship stop them from trying to humiliate each other. ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Cornelius
Stars: Dinah Sheridan, John Gregson, Kay Kendall
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Hawkins ... Group Capt. 'Tiger' Small
Michael Denison ... Squadron Leader Peter Moon
Andrew Osborn Andrew Osborn ... Squadron Leader Bill Ponsford
Cyril Raymond ... Squadron Leader Barry Clinton
Humphrey Lestocq Humphrey Lestocq ... Flight Lt. 'Batchy' Salter
John Gregson ... Pilot Officer 'Septic' Baird
Ronald Adam ... Group Controller
Dulcie Gray ... Nadine Clinton
Veronica Hurst Veronica Hurst ... Betty Carfax
Amy Veness Amy Veness ... Aunt Tabitha
Philip Stainton Philip Stainton ... Police Constable
John Barry John Barry ... Pimpernel Pilot
Richard Dunn Richard Dunn ... Pimpernel Pilot
Elwyn Daniel Elwyn Daniel ... Pimpernel Pilot
Russell Hunter ... Pimpernel Pilot
Edit

Storyline

'Septic' Baird has just joined a front line RAF squadron at the height of the Battle of Britain. This is the story of "The Few" and how they managed to fight off the might of the Luftwaffe despite overwhelming German air power. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Squadron Leader - he didn't stay 'grounded' for long ... See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angels One Five See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Templar Film Studios See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Joan Hickson was booked for a featured role but dropped out. See more »

Goofs

When Nutmeg and Beeswax squadrons are getting airborne, the lookout reports: "12 Spitfires taking off." The aircraft used are Hurricanes, and are referred to as such throughout the film - including by Baird, speaking in the control room immediately after the lookout's report. While almost all the aircraft in the movie are Hurricanes, the fighters shown taking off right after the lookout's report are indeed Spitfires. You can tell by the way their landing gear folds outwards towards the wingtip. A Hurricane's gear is set further out on the wing and folds inwards towards the body of the plane. The video quality of this scene is not up to the high quality found in the rest of the movie, and it's obviously stock footage. Unless it was added to later digital versions of the movie to correct the continuity error, no error actually occurs. See more »

Quotes

Squadron Leader Barry Clinton: [When the enemy first bombs their airfield, and he embodies the attitude of the whole nation] This is where we learn to take it.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Closing credits: Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. See more »

Connections

Featured in War Stories (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Arm in Arm
(uncredited)
Written by Stan Bradbury and Jim Church
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

a mildly interesting, low budget production
9 October 2011 | by deschreiberSee all my reviews

This is a mildly interesting, low budget version of The Battle of Britain. But the fact that it doesn't include any real air action is a huge letdown. The filmmakers borrowed about six Hurricanes from the Portuguese air force, marked them up as British, and filmed them flying past the camera in various ways, taxiing and landing. That's about the extent of real footage for air action. The rest is done with studio shots of men in canopies. Well, not quite all. It's hard to understand why the producers couldn't get footage of air battles, apart from one shot of a half dozen contrails across the sky. Unimpressive. Especially noticeable was the lack of footage of German aircraft. In its place they used some truly embarrassing makeshift replacements, the very worst of which was a drawing of a handful of bombers from below with one fake bomb animated as falling from one of them--truly laughable. And it was used not once, but twice. A couple of models of Messerschmidts on wires were used to show German fighters coming in to attack, and a rather pitiful attempt was made at special effects to depict the downing of German aircraft, seen from the cockpit of British fighters. For a film whose very title indicates battles in the air, it is all very disappointing. The story is workable, if uninspired, leaving just the workings of the air defence system as the main interest in the film. The jaunty dialogue among flyers who in real life would be scared out of their wits was annoying.


4 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 21 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed