The Dam Busters

The Dam Busters

Michael Anderson (1954)

U Certificate


Our Score
This thrilling drama about the bouncing-bomb raid on the dams of the Ruhr valley is truly compelling viewing and stands among the best British movies about the Second World War. Indeed, thanks to its potent blend of scientific suspense and aerial action, accompanied by that stirring soundtrack, it has convinced generations of movie-watchers that the mission was a major turning point in the war rather than a risky venture that the brass hats considered something of a sideshow. Michael Redgrave puts a pinch too much bumbling boffin into his Barnes Wallis, but Richard Todd was never better as Wing Commander Guy Gibson, who led the raid.



Cast & Crew

Wing Commander Guy Gibson Richard Todd
Dr Barnes N Wallis Michael Redgrave
Mrs Wallis Ursula Jeans
Sir Arthur Harris Basil Sydney
Captain Joseph Summers Patrick Barr
AVM Ralph Cochrane Ernest Clark
Group Captain Whitworth Derek Farr
Doctor Charles Carson
Sir David Pye Stanley Van Beers
Dr W H Glanville Colin Tapley
Flight Lieutenant Hopgood John Fraser
Flight Lieutenant Maltby George Baker
Flight Sergeant Pulford Robert Shaw
Director Michael Anderson
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Optimum ReleasingAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 7 Sep 2007