BFF18 The Dam Busters

23rd October, 2018 (PG)
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  • Director Michael Anderson
  • Cast Michael Redgrave, Richard Todd, Ursula Jeans
  • Duration 126 min
  • Rating PG
  • Genre History, Drama

Synopsis

Considered one of the greatest British war movies of all time, The Dam Busters returns to the big screen in an all-new restoration to mark the 75th anniversary of the famous WWII Royal Air Force operation.

Directed by Michael Anderson (Logan’s Run 1976, Around the World in 80 Days 1956) and based on the incredible true story of Commander Guy Gibson and his squadron, The Dam Busters captures the action and suspense of the exploits of a group of young pilots and their crews, charged with taking out the supposedly impenetrable Ruhr river dams of Germany with a newly invented bouncing bomb, designed by Barnes Wallis.

A much-loved film classic, George Lucas, while preparing ‘Star Wars’, would run the film time and time again to watch the low flying sequences, and would be inspired by them. The film stars legends of British cinema Michael Redgrave (The Lady Vanishes 1938) as Wallis, and Richard Todd (The Longest Day 1962) as Wing Commander Guy Gibson.

Awards

NOMINATED: Best Effects, Special Effects, Academy Awards 1956
NOMINATED: Best British Film, Best British Screenplay, Best Film from any Source, BAFTA Awards 1956

Reviews

  • “Still hits the target.” – The Telegraph

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