|Directed by||Edward Ludwig (as "Charles Fuhr")
Harold D. Schuster (as "Charles Fuhr")
John Brahm (uncredited)
Robert Florey (2nd unit aerial sequences)
|Produced by||Sol M. Wurtzel|
|Written by||Kenneth Gamet (Screenwriter)
Aubrey Wisberg (Screenwriter)
Leonard Lee (story)
|Music by||David Buttolph|
|Edited by||Robert Fritch|
|Distributed by||20th Century-Fox|
Captain Jeff Dakin (George Montgomery) is shot down over Germany on a bombing raid as he sees his brother, Danny (Richard Graham) serving on the same aircraft, shot dead as he parachutes out of the stricken aircraft. Imprisoned in a camp, Dakin conspires with Alexandra "Alec" Zorich (Annabella), a beautiful Russian doctor, and a Czech resistance leader, Captain Paul Husnik (Kent Taylor) to mount an escape. They escape during an air raid and make their way towards safety, but the Czech is not who he seems.
Husnik is really Gestapo officer Paul van Brock who wants to get Alec to lead him to the leaders of the Czech underground movement. Killing the underground leader, van Brock summons the Gestapo but Dakin overpowers him and together with Alec, is on the run. Reaching Holland, Dakin learns that his bomber is now repaired with the Nazis planning a mysterious flight to England. Disguised as a German soldier, Dakin finds out his brother's killer, Maj. Von Streicher (Martin Kosleck), is to pilot the aircraft, on a mission to kill Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Stealing a German aircraft, Dakin exacts some revenge by shooting down Von Streicher. Landing in England, he is reunited with Alec who has made her way there.
- George Montgomery as Jeffrey Dakin
- Annabella as Alexandra "Alec" Zorich
- Kent Taylor as Paul von Block
- Walter Kingsford as Professor Mueller
- Martin Kosleck as Luftwaffe Maj. von Streicher
- Dennis Hoey as Gestapo Col. von Grunow
- Robert Barrat as Ernst
- George N. Neise as Gestapo Lieutenant
- Leon Tyler as Karl
- Richard Graham as Lt. Danny Dakin
- Victor Kilian as Henryk van Seeler
- Jack Lambert as Curly (tail gunner)
- Wolfgang Zilzer as Nazi Doctor
- Robert Lewis (scenes deleted)
- Mike Mazurki (scenes deleted)
Although a low-budget production, entirely filmed at the 20th Century Fox studio lot, a total of six directors worked on the film. Shortly after completing Bomber's Moon, George Montgomery enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and did not appear in another film until the 1946 20th Century Fox production Three Little Girls in Blue. French actress Annabella also filmed Tonight We Raid Calais (1943) and 13 Rue Madeleine (1947).
Strictly a "B" film, Bomber's Moon was not well received. The contemporary review in The New York Times succinctly summed it up as "shoddy" and "... second-rate Hollywood."
- Evans, Alun. Brassey's Guide to War Films. Dulles, Virginia: Potomac Books, 2000. ISBN 1-57488-263-5.
- Bomber's Moon at the TCM Movie Database
- Bomber's Moon at the Internet Movie Database
- Bomber's Moon at AllMovie