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TARGET FOR TONIGHT [Main Title]

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Title: TARGET FOR TONIGHT [Main Title] Film Number: ADM 210
Summary: Description of a Bomber Command raid on Germany, showing the general preparations beforehand, the raid itself from the viewpoint of "F For Freddie" and the mounting anxiety at the station when the plane, a Wellington, fails to return on time. Date: 1941
Description: Feihausen is selected as "target for tonight" after recce photos reveal new oil installations. Aircrews are briefed then as evening falls planes take off and climb above the clouds. Tense heroic music suggests the dangers of their mission but the courage of the crews is never in doubt. Diving through the heavy flak, "F for Freddie" releases its bombs on target, but the wireless operator is wounded and the oil level drops dangerously low. Crew display exemplary calm and confidence during hazardous homeward journey and unanimously choose to attempt a (dangerous) landing rather than parachute to safety. Accident services stand by as the drone of the approaching plane grows louder, then "F for Freddie" makes a perfect landing and tension is finally diffused by the Captain's remark "I hope we haven't kept you waiting, Sir". Running Time: Footage: 4317 ft; Running time: 50 mins
Production Company, Cast and Credits: Royal Air Force ((in cooperation with)); Crown Film Unit; Watt, Raymond Egerton Harry (director); Watt, Raymond Egerton Harry (script); Catford, Edwin (cameraman); Jones, Jonah (cameraman); Lucas, Leighton (music composer); RAF Central Band (music performer); Cameron, Ken (sound recordist); McAllister, Stewart (film editor); Carrick, Edward (sets ("construction")); Spiro, Julian (unit manager); Cooper, B (continuity)
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Production Country: GB
Access Conditions: IWM Technical Details: Colour: B&W
Sound: Sound
Language Soundtrack: English
Language Title: English
Language Subtitles: None
Film Format: 35mm
IWM related items: N/A Notes: Credits: music credit from John Huntley, 'British Film Music' (1947).
   
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