The Dam Busters
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- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: August 3, 2021
- Originally Released: 1955
- Label: Lionsgate
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- (unspecified) - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Richard Todd & Michael Redgrave|
|Performer:||Basil Sydney, Patrick Barr, Ursula Jeans, Colin Tapley, Derek Farr, Robert Shaw, Tim Turner, Ewen Solon & Harold Goodwin|
|Directed by||Michael Anderson|
|Screenplay by||R.C. Sherriff|
|Composition by||Leighton Lucas|
|Director of Photography:||Erwin Hillier|
The film is over-long (the flying sequences include some repetition) and the music score is, regrettably, very blatant; but despite these drawbacks, a mood of sober respect is maintained. Full Review
Monthly Film Bulletin
Rating: A -- One of the truly great war films. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
An exceptionally good war-in-the-air drama from Britain, based on the true story of the RAF's 1943 low-level raids on Germany's Ruhr dams. Full Review
Rating: B+ -- Starring Michael Redgrave, this exciting British WWII drama was nominated for the Special Effects Oscar. Full Review
3 stars out of 5 -- [A] classic of British post-war cinema, fondly remembered for Eric Coates' Elgarian theme as much as the action.
An exciting World War II adventure which centers around the British efforts to destroy two enormous dams in Germany. The film accurately depicts the entire mission from the production of the powerful weapons necessary to destroy the dams to the bombing itself. Academy Award Nominations: Best Special Effects.
Based on historical events, the film depicts the British bombing of a dam in Germany that supplied German munitions factories during World War II, a victory accomplished only through the painstaking invention of a new "bouncing bomb."
- Directorial debut for Michael Anderson who went on to become one of Britain's more prolific directors. Some of the other films he has directed are "Around the World in 80 Days," Conduct Unbecoming," and "All the Fine Young Cannibals." His son is actor Michael Anderson, Jr.