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The Dam Busters

The Dam Busters
  • 1954
  • UK
  • 124 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Michael Anderson
  • Written by: Books:, Paul Brickhill (The Dam Busters), Guy Gibson (Enemy Coast Ahead), Screenplay:, R C Sherriff
  • Cast: Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Ursula Jeans, Basil Sydney

What ho! Bouncing bombs away boys. Much parodied but still hugely enjoyable tribute to Barnes Wallace and Wing Commander Guy Gibson, the two men who may have helped turn WW2 around by destroying important Ruhr dams. A mix of gross sentimentality and the British stiff upper lip. A film very much of its time.

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