Nebeští jezdci

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Sky Riders / Nebeští jezdci
Directed by Jindřich Polák
Written by Filip Jánský
Starring Jiří Bednář
Jiří Hrzán
Svatopluk Matyáš
Elsie Randolph
Joan Seton
Charles Cameron
Jana Nováková
Winston Chrislock
Vojtěch Holý
Josef Váša
Music by Evžen Illín
Cinematography Jan Němeček
Distributed by Ústřední půjčovna filmů
Release date
  • 1968 (1968) (Czechoslovakia)
Running time
92 minutes
Country Czechoslovakia
Language Czech
Slovak
English
German

Nebeští jezdci is a Czechoslovak movie directed by Jindřich Polák in 1968 about Czechoslovak pilots in RAF service during the Battle of Britain, and the ongoing aerial battle in northern Europe.

It tells the story of the crews of the RAF's No. 311 Squadron, which was mainly crewed by escaped Czech and Slovak airmen, and their bombing raids during the Second World War. The movie is based on the novel Nebeští jezdci (Sky Riders, 1964) by Czech World War II RAF and Soviet Air Force air gunner Richard Husmann, as Filip Jánský.[1] Partial inspiration for the novel was the story of František (Frankie) Truhlář, a member of Guinea Pig Club, No. 311 Squadron RAF gunner and later No. 312 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF pilot.

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  1. ^ Kucera, Pawel Recreating a Wimpy Aeroplane Monthly, September 2001 pp72-5

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