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The Dam Busters Details


The British The Dam Busters is the story of the development and utilization of the "bouncing bombs" in World War II. Michael Redgrave stars as Dr. Barnes Wallis, who developed these unorthodox explosives. Wallis' invention is put to practical use during the British raid on the Ruhr Dams in Germany. Most of the film is devoted to the two years spent in creating the bombs and training the pilots; the final sequence is a special-effects masterpiece, even allowing for the obvious models standing in for the dams. Adapted by R.C. Sherriff from both Guy Gibson's book Enemy Coast Ahead and Paul Brickhill's The Dam Busters, this film was Britain's biggest box-office success of 1955. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Richard Todd
as Wing Cmdr. Guy Gibson
Michael Redgrave
as Dr. Barnes N. Wallis
Stanley van Beers
as Sir David Pye
Ursula Jeans
as Mrs. Wallis
Raymond Huntley
as Official from Ministry of Aircraft
Derek Farr
as Group Capt. J.N.H. Whitworth
Patrick Barr
as Capt. Joseph Summers
John Fraser
as Flight Lt. Hopgood
Basil Sydney
as Sir Arthur Harris
Ernest Clark
as AVM Ralph Cochrane
Laurence Naismith
as Farmer
Brewster Mason
as Flt/Lt. R.D. Trevor-Roper
Anthony Doonan
as Flight Lt. Hutchison
Nigel Stock
as Flight Lt. Spafford
George Baker
as Flight Lt. Maltby
Basil Appleby
as Flt/Lt. R.C. Hay
Patrick McGoohan
as Guard on Door
Harold Siddons
as Group Signals Officer
Denys Graham
as Flying/Off. L.G. Knight
Edwin Styles
as Observers at Trials
Hugh Moxey
as Observers at Trials
Colin Tapley
as Dr. W.H. Glanville
Frederick Leister
as Committee Member
Robert Shaw
as Flight Sgt. Pulford
Richard Leech
as Sqd Ldr. H.M. Young
Ewen Solon
as Flt/Sgt. G.E. Powell
Charles Carson
as Doctor
Bill Kerr
as Flight Lt. Martin
Harold Goodwin
as Crosby


Michael Anderson
Paul Brickhill
Book Author
Erwin Hillier
Louis Levy
Composer (Music Score)
Louis Levy
Musical Direction/Supervision
Eric Coates
Composer (Music Score)
Leighton Lucas
Composer (Music Score)
Richard Best
Gilbert Taylor
Special Effects