The Dam Busters war movie
The Dam Busters war movie

The Dam Busters (1955, United Kingdom)

Categories: aircraft moviesbombardment moviesraid movies

Running time: 120 minutes

Language: English


Story of British inventor Barnes Wallis and his days of glory - the raid on the German dams. In 1942 and 1943 British were looking for the ways to improve the effects of their bombings of German industrial objects that would cut down Hitlerís ability to restore the military equipment Allied damaged or destroyed. One of the strategic target were dams that were providing electricity for the Ruhr valley - the industrial heart of German empire. The dams were heavily defended against different kinds of attacks, but Wallis managed to come up with original idea - the bouncing bomb. Still itís a long way between idea and reality.

Film showing in almost documentary style all the events that led to the raid on German dams. Good cast, well written script kept close to real events - definately worth seeing.




Our rating

7.2

Film value

7 / 10

Realism factor

4 / 5

Adventure factor

3 / 5

Historical accuracy

4 / 5



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Creators of The Dam Busters

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Cast of The Dam Busters

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Michael Redgrave

as Barnes Wallis


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Ursula Jeans

as Mrs. Wallis


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Richard Todd

as Wing Commander Guy Gibson


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Nigel Stock

as Flying Officer Spafford


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Robert Shaw

as Sgt. Pulford


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Events depicted in The Dam Busters

World War II (1936-1945)





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