The Night My Number Came Up (1955)

Genres - Drama, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Combat Films  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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The Night My Number Came Up was based on an actual incident in the life of Britain's Sir Victor Goddard. Michael Redgrave stars as an RAF pilot who is tormented by the premonition that his plane will crash. After much trepidation, he agrees to take a routine flight. As Redgrave prepares to take off, he notes that several of the small details in his premonition are occurring all around him. The audience sweats out the rest flight with Redgrave, fully expecting the worst at any second. A steady level of suspense permeates The Night My Number Came Up from beginning to end; that level might even have been heightened had not the film been constructed in the form of a flashback.

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war, accident, aerial, Air-Force, barnstorming, control, crash, disturbance, dream, emotion, fate, flight, flying, forces [military], Japan, land, landing [plane], marshal, military, nightmare, officer, plans, premonition, sky, storm, trapped