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The Dam Busters


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Release Year: 1955
MPAA Rating: NR
Genre: War
Director: Michael Anderson

After inventing the ''bouncing bomb,'' which can skip across water until it encounters a dam to explode, Dr. Barnes Wallis struggles for years to develop his new device for use in World War II. Once the bombs are ready to be tested, Wing Commander Guy Gibson's squadron must be specially trained to drop the sensitive weapons on Germany's Ruhr Dams. Based on true events, this British film features a legendary grand finale of special effects.

Cast :

  • Richard Todd
  • Wing Commander Guy Gibson, V.C., D.S.O., D.F.C
  • Michael Redgrave
  • Doctor B.N. Wallis, C.B.E, F.R.S.
  • Ursula Jeans
  • Mrs. Wallis
  • Stanley Van Beers
  • Sir David Pye, C.B., F.R.S.
  • Raymond Huntley
  • Official, National Physical Laboratory
  • Hugh Manning
  • Official, Ministry of Aircraft Production
  • Patrick Barr
  • Captain Joseph ''Mut'' Summers, C.B.E.
  • Basil Sydney
  • Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris G.C.B., O.B.E., A.F.C.
  • Ernest Clark
  • Air Vice-Marshal The Hon. Ralph Cochrane G.B.E., K.C.B., A.F.C.
  • Derek Farr
  • Group Captain J.N.H. Whitworth, D.S.O., D.F.C.
  • Laurence Naismith
  • Farmer
  • Brewster Mason
  • Flight Lieutenant R.D. Trevor-Roper, D.F.C., D.F.M.
  • Anthony Doonan
  • Flight Lieutenant R.E.G. Hutchison, D.F.C.
  • Nigel Stock
  • Flying Officer F.M. Spafford, D.F.C., D.F.M.
  • George Baker
  • Flight Lieutenant D.J.H. Maltby, D.S.O., D.F.C.
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