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A much-loved British classic, Michael Anderson's 1954 drama captures the tension and bravery of an audacious raid on the centre of Nazi Germany's industrial complex, and the quintessentially English combination of inventiveness and dogged determination. Split into two distinct sections, the film deals first with the fraught, but ultimately successful development of a new weapon by Dr. Barnes N. Wallis (Michael Redgrave). The second and pacier section deals with the mission itself during the British raid on the Ruhr Dams, and its associated costs for the enemy and for the British airmen. Adapted by R.C. Sherriff from Paul Brickhill's book Enemy Coast Ahead and featuring superlative special effects photography by Gilbert Taylor (to say nothing of Eric Coates' stirring theme tune), The Dam Busters was Britain's biggest box-office success of 1955. Shot in black and white to allow the integration of original footage of the bomb trails, the film boasts a 'gritty', documentary-style reality.
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Excellent filming and background of suspense leading up to the accomplishment of the targets yet at a loss of presumably 56 men (seven men to an Lancaster aircraft). Read morePublished 28 days ago by PupLover
A movie based on real events it gave insight what bomber crews went threw in rough times and the hardships as well the movie is about A man named barns willis who came up with A... Read morePublished 2 months ago by john ward
This a true story from WW11 and is really amazing. So if you like true stories from that period then you will love this. A great addition to me collection.Published 2 months ago by Doozie
It's an old standby. I researched the story after the first time I saw the movie. Strategically the raid didn't accomplish the desired effect, but psychologically for Britain it... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Edward Judge