Nebeští jezdci

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Sky Riders / Nebeští jezdci
Directed byJindřich Polák
Written byFilip Jánský
StarringJiří Bednář
Jiří Hrzán
Svatopluk Matyáš
Elsie Randolph
Joan Seton
Charles Cameron
Jana Nováková
Winston Chrislock
Vojtěch Holý
Josef Váša
Music byEvžen Illín
CinematographyJan Němeček
Distributed byÚstřední půjčovna filmů
Release date
  • 1968 (1968) (Czechoslovakia)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryCzechoslovakia
LanguageCzech
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.

Film[edit]

The film tells the story of the crews of No. 311 Squadron RAF, which was mainly crewed by escaped Czechoslovak airmen, and their bombing raids in the Second World War. It was filmed at Klecany military airfield just north of Prague.[1]

The movie is based on the 1964 novel Nebeští jezdci by Czech World War II RAF and Soviet Air Force air gunner Richard Husmann, writing as Filip Jánský.[1] Part of the 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. In 1969 Hodder & Stoughton published an English translation of the book as Riders in the Sky.

Reception[edit]

Nebeští jezdci is often referred as the best Czech war film.[2]

Cast[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kucera, Pawel (September 2001). "Recreating a Wimpy". Aeroplane Monthly: 72–75.
  2. ^ "Šest filmů, které vás zavedou do války". iDNES.cz. 23 July 2009. Retrieved 14 June 2017.

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