Clouds Over Europe

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Q Planes / Clouds Over Europe
Clouds Over Europe Poster.jpg
US Theatrical Release Poster
Country UKD.jpg UK
Directed by Tim Whelan, Arthur B. Woods
Release Date 1939
Studio Irving Asher Productions
Distributor Columbia Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Tony McVane Laurence Olivier
Major Charles Hammond Ralph Richardson
Kay Lawrence Valerie Hobson
Mr. Barrett George Merritt
Jenkins George Curzon


Clouds Over Europe (US release title) or Q Planes (original UK release title) is a 1939 British spy movie directed by Tim Whelan and Arthur B. Woods and starring Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson and Valerie Hobson. Several British planes mysteriously disappear one after one during their test flights. Major Charles Hammond (Ralph Richardson) from Secret Service and test pilot Tony McVane (Laurence Olivier) have to solve the problem and stop the activity of a spy ring that stands behind the mystery.


The following weapons were used in the film Clouds Over Europe:

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FN Model 1900

FN Model 1900 pistols are seen in hands of various characters, including Major Charles Hammond (Ralph Richardson) and Tony McVane (Laurence Olivier).

FN Model 1900 - .32 ACP
Major Hammond draws his pistol.
Tony McVane holds Major Hammond's pistol.
Tony McVane loads his pistol before the flight.
Tony McVane captures a pistol from a Viking crewmember.
A fellow pilot John Peters (John Longden) (at the right) with a pistol in hand.
A Viking officer holds a pistol.
A slain Viking crewmember drops his pistol.
Baron (Gordon McLeod) (at the background), the chief of the spy ring, and one of his henchmen fire their pistols.
Tony McVane holds a Viking signalman at gunpoint.

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III*

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* rifles are used by both crewmembers of Viking and British sailors.

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* - .303 British
Viking crewmembers with SMLE rifles.
A British pilot holds a captured rifle.
British sailors escort Viking crew.

Vickers Mk.1 Machine Gun

A Vickers Mk.1 Machine Gun is operated by crewmembers of Viking and later by Tony McVane (Laurence Olivier).

Vickers gun with ribbed water jacket - .303 British
Viking crewmembers aim the machine gun at captured British pilots.
Tony McVane (in leather jacket) operates the machine gun with the help of another pilot.
Another view at the same scene.
Tony McVane fires the machine gun.

Trivia

4.7" QF Mark IX guns on HMS Echo.
HMS Echo. She is armed with four 4.7" guns and two quad Vickers .50 machine guns, positioned between the funnels.



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