Malta Story DVD
1 disc. OPTIONAL SUBTITLES War Action. Black & White. Year: 1953. Running time: 99 min.
Cast: Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Anthony Steel, Muriel Pavlow, Renee Asherson
and Flora Robson. Director: Brian Desmond Hurst.
Alec Guinness stars as a World War II pilot photographer, who is forced to land in Malta. There he finds himself attached to the local regiment and on studying aerial photographs he discovers that Italy is preparing to invade Malta. It is of vital importance that the island remains under the control of the Allies; and Peter is selected to trace and destroy the enemy convoy. The film uses real and unique footage of the locations at which the battles were fought.
In aerial sequences, combat footage of aircraft that attacked Malta, such as the Italian Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 torpedo/horizontal bomber and the German Messerschmitt Bf 109F fighters and Junkers Ju 88 bombers can be seen, along with many other wartime RAF aircraft.