Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 30 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Who really wrote the poem that Danny recited to the crew?||Memphis Belle
W.B. Yeats. The poem is entitled 'An Irish Airmen Foresees His Death'.
|What did Danny sneak onto the plane, in honour of their last mission?||Memphis Belle
a bottle of champagne. Rascal was shocked that he was going to sneak the champagne on board the 'Belle.
|Name one of the colours of the balloons that were used at the dance?||Memphis Belle
red . The colours of the US flag.
|Where was the last mission that the movie 'Belle flew on?||Memphis Belle
Bremen. The real Memphis Belle flew her last mission to Wilhelmshafen.
Dennis's girlfriend, who he met in Memphis, Tennessee. Dennis used to keep a picture of his girlfriend on the plane's control panel.
|What did Virge do for a living, before he joined up to go to war?||Memphis Belle
He worked in his family diner, back home.. He was the youngest of six, and wrote home every week.
|What was the name of the guy who owned the stuff that Clay was rummaging through?||Memphis Belle
Sgt Becker. Clay wanted to make sure that nothing dodgy got sent to his wife back home.
|A reporter from which publication wanted to interview the crew of the Memphis Belle?||Memphis Belle
'Life'. Phil thought that the guy was going to jinx them on their last mission.
|How many enlisted men were part of the crew of the Memphis Belle?||Memphis Belle
6. The ten man crew was made up of four officers and six enlisted men, all sergeants.
Bremen. They called it dropping the bombs in the pickle barrel.
Eugene McVey. Eugene is played by Courtney Gains.
|Which airman is the only one on the plane who doesn't wear a parachute?||Memphis Belle
Rascal. Rascal is in the ball turrett gunner under the plane and the space is too small for him to wear a parachute. He has a safety strap to secure him in so he will not fall out if the ball turrett is destroyed.
|Which airman snuck a bottle of champagne on the plane?||Memphis Belle
Danny. He was hoping to celebrate their 25 mission victory.
Mother and Country. Mother and Country got split in half when it was hit by an enemy plane that got shot out of the sky.
|What is the name of the girl that Rascal was wooing at the dance?||Memphis Belle
Faith. Rascal was known as a lady's man, at least that is what he said. Virg Hoogesteger ended up with Faith.
|When Eugene lost his St. Anthony medal, what did Danny give him for good luck?||Memphis Belle
a rubberband. Jack supposedly threw the medal out the window to get even with Eugene, but he really didn't. After Danny got hurt, Eugene placed the rubberband around Danny's wrist.
|Which cast member's father played the part of a famous guy named Gomez?||Memphis Belle
Sean Astin's. Sean Astin, son of John Astin, played the part of Richard "Rascal" Moore.
Eric Stoltz. He played the part of Danny Daly.
|Where were the men stationed at the beginning of the film?||Memphis Belle
England. The Memphis Belle flew it's 25th, and final mission on May 17, 1943.
William Butler Yeats. It did sound suspiciously polished and professional for an amateur poet's scribblings! It was 'An Irish Airman Foresees His Death', a poem from the First World War by Yeats. Danny did credit the poet in one of the later scenes of the film.
It stands as an non-flying exhibit in a museum.. The real B-17F that was the 'Memphis Belle' was patched up and preserved for posterity after the war. It now stands as an exhibit at the USAF Museum in Dayton, Ohio. It is in a non-flyable condition.
Pinewood. In addition to Pinewood, the exterior shooting was carried out at the RAF Museum at Duxford, Cambridgeshire and RAF Binbrook in Lincolnshire.
Michael Caton-Jones. Although the Scottish Caton-Jones became famous just before the release of 'Memphis Belle', with his first film 'Scandal' (1989), he was selected by Puttnam on the strength of some short films he had made while still at film school.
B-17s, Me.109s, P-51s and a B-25.. There were only eight B-17s still flying in the world by the late 1980s, and the film used five of them. In addition to these, it also used three Me.109s and eight Mustangs, as well as a B-25 which was a flying camera platform.
Her father had made a wartime documentary about it.. William Wyler, the legendary Hollywood director, was the father of Catherine. He had flown five missions with the 'Memphis Belle' as a war correspondent, making a propaganda film - clips of which are often shown today in many a documentary.
Catherine fleshed out the idea with David Puttnam while they were both at Columbia during the mid-1980s but it was grounded, apparently indefinitely, upon Puttnam's return for England.
England. It was filmed at three locations in England. Its producer and director were British, as were many others in the crew. Many of the extras who played the ground crew were British actors pretending to be Americans.