Main title from The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) (3).  Copyright by Warwick Film Productions Limited 1954

The Cockleshell Heroes

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| | UK | Action, Drama, War | 1h 37min |
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Stars: José Ferrer, Trevor Howard, Dora Bryan

During World War II, ten marines are trained to travel by canoe into Bordeaux harbour and attach limpet mines to German ships

Cast

José Ferrer
Major Geoffrey Stringer
British actor Trevor Howard smokes a cigarette.  Howard is dressed in a herringbone jacket and tie
Capt Hugh Thompson
Publicity photo of British film actress, Dora Bryan
Myrtle
Victor Maddern
Marine Sgt Craig
Anthony Newley
Marine Clarke
David Lodge
Marine Ruddock
Peter Arne
Marine Corporal Stevens
Percy Herbert
Marine Lomas
Graham Stewart
Marine Booth
John Fabian
Marine Cooney
John Van Eyssen
Marine Bradley
Robert Desmond
Marine Todd
Walter Fitzgerald
Gestapo Commandant
Karel Stepanek
Assistant Gestapo Officer
Beatrice Campbell
Mrs Ruddock
Morry Hyams (Sydney Tafler) in his store in a scene from It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)
Policeman
Gladys Henson
Barmaid
Jacques B Brunius
French Fisherman
Andreas Malandrinos
French Fisherman
Judith Furse
W.V.S. Woman
Christopher Lee
Alan Greves – Submarine Commander
Patric Doonan
Claridge – Sailor in Pub
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Last Screened

Director

José Ferrer

Producer

Phil C Samuel

Writer

(screenplay)
(screenplay)

Film Footage

Colour

Released

1955

Production Company


Warwick Film Productions
Main title from The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) (4).  A Warwick Film Production.  Colour by Technicolor.  Produced at Shepperton Studios England

Pictures (17)

Main title from The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) (16).  ‘At a critical stage of the war fast Merchant ships operating from Bordeaux were seriously endangering the British blockade.  For political reasons saturation bombing was rejected: the Navy was unable to penetrate the defences without air cover.  The Royal Marines were given the job.’  Portsmouth England – March, 1942
The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) opening credits (16)
Main title from The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) (15).  The Marines were formed 28th October 1664.  On 29th April 1802, His Majesty, King George III, directed that they should be styled the Royal Marines
The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) opening credits (15)
Main title from The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) (14).  Directed by José Ferrer
The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) opening credits (14)
Main title from The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) (13).  Associate Director Alex Bryce
The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) opening credits (13)
Main title from The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) (12).  Executive producers Irving Allen and Albert R Broccoli
The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) opening credits (12)
Main title from The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) (11).  Produced by Phil C Samuel
The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) opening credits (11)
Main title from The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) (10)
The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) opening credits (10)
Main title from The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) (9)
The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) opening credits (9)
Main title from The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) (8)
The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) opening credits (8)
Main title from The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) (7).  Screenplay by Bryan Forbes Richard Maibaum.  From the story by George Kent.  Technical Advisors Colonel H G Hasler DSO OBE RM (Retd) Ex-Marine W E Sparks, DSM
The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) opening credits (7)
Main title from The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) (6).  Sydney Tafler
The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) opening credits (6)
Main title from The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) (5).  Dora Bryan
The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) opening credits (5)
Main title from The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) (4).  A Warwick Film Production.  Colour by Technicolor.  Produced at Shepperton Studios England
The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) opening credits (4)
Main title from The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) (3).  Copyright by Warwick Film Productions Limited 1954
The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) opening credits (3)
Main title from The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) (2).  José Ferrer and Trevor Howard in
The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) opening credits (2)
Main title from The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) (1).  Columbia
The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) opening credits (1)
Poster from the 1955 film, The Cockleshell Heroes.  ‘They called them ’Canoe Commandos‘’.
The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) poster

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