The Cockleshell Heroes

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| | UK | 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
Captain 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
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Last Screened

Director

José Ferrer

Writer

Film Footage

Colour

Released

1955

Production Company

Warwick Film Productions

Pictures (1)

Poster from the 1955 film, The Cockleshell Heroes.  ‘They called them ’Canoe Commandos‘’.
The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) poster