- Brooklands Aerodrome, Weybridge, Surrey, England, UK
Q Planes (1939) – Clouds Over Europe (US)
Q Planes is a 1939 spy movie. Clouds Over Europe was its name in the United States.
It is about a British Agent and his mission to discover who is trying to steal top-secret experimental equipment. The focus of this search is around the attempted theft of a new supercharger which should increase the flight speed of aircraft.
Above all, this light-hearted, spy comedy delivers a message to the world about threats. Released about 6 months before World War II, it was, in part, a propaganda movie.
Earlier movies influenced Q Planes. This movie influenced future spy movies such as James Bond and Mission: Impossible.
Our curated videos below show these influencers via video clips and descriptions. Also, check out our podcasts which discuss this movie in more detail.
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Breakout Tony McVane’s and his crew are captured. Therefore, he has a chance to talk with the crew captured earlier. McVane then leads a Bondian-like breakout by smashing the door with a large pole (where was that pole before?). This is an interesting part of the film. There is a huge James Bond-type shoot-out. A…