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The Dam Busters

4.5 out of 5 stars 207 customer reviews

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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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  • Actors: Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Ursula Jeans, Basil Sydney, Patrick Barr
  • Directors: Michael Anderson
  • Writers: R.C. Sheriff
  • Producers: Robert Clark
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
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  • Studio: LIONSGATE
  • DVD Release Date: January 6, 2012
  • Run Time: 125 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (207 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000H1RFSM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,498 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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