Main title from The Dam Busters (1955)

The Dam Busters

(1955)

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| Film | United Kingdom | B&W | Drama, History, War | 2h 4min |
U
| Stars: Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Ursula Jeans | Director: Michael Anderson

In 1943 the Ruhr dams are destroyed by Dr Barnes Wallis’s bouncing bombs

Cast

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Publicity photo of British actor, Richard Todd
Wing Commander Guy Gibson, VC, DSO, DFC
British actor Michael Redgrave in a moustachioed publicity photograph
Doctor B N Wallis, CBE, FRS
Photograph of English actress, Ursula Jeans (1)
Mrs Wallis
Photograph from Talk of the Devil (1936) (1) featuring Basil Sydney
Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris GCB, OBE, AFC
Patrick Barr
Capt Joseph Summers, CBE
Ernest Clark
Air Vice-Marshal The Hon Ralph Cochrane GBE, KCB, AFC
British actor Derek Farr wears a jacket and tie.  Picture is autographed ’To David Good luck, Derek Farr’
Group Capt J N H Whitworth, DSO, DFC
Charles Carson
Doctor
Stanley Van Beers
Sir David Pye, CB, FRS
Colin Tapley
Doctor W H Glanville, CB, CBE
Frederick Leister
Committee Member
Eric Messiter
Committee Member
Laidman Browne
Committee Member
Photograph of English actor, Raymond Huntley (1)
Official, National Physical Laboratory
Hugh Manning
Official, Ministry of Aircraft Production
Edwin Styles
Observer At Trials
Hugh Moxey
Observer At Trials
Anthony Shaw
RAF Officer At Trials
Laurence Naismith
Farmer
Harold Siddons
Group Signals Officer
Frank Phillips
BBC Announcer
Brewster Mason
Flt / Lt R D Trevor-Roper, DFC, DFM
Tony Doonan
Flt / Lt R E G Hutchison, DFC
Ted Edwards (Nigel Stock) in a scene from It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)
Flying / Off F M Spafford, DFC, DFM
Brian Nissen
Flt / Lt A T Taerum, DFC
Robert Shaw
Flt / Sgt J Pulford, DFM
Peter Assinder
Plt / Off G A Deering, DFC
Richard Leech
Squadron Leader H M Young, DFC
Richard Thorp
Squadron Leader H. E. Maudslay DFC
John Fraser
Flight Lieutenant J. V. Hopgood DFC
David Morrell
Flight Lieutenant W. Astell DFC
Bill Kerr
Flight Lieutenant H. B. Martin DSO DFC A.F.C.
George Baker
Flight Lieutenant D. J. H. Maltby DSO DFC
Ronald Wilson
Flight Lieutenant D. J. Shannon DSO DFC
Denys Graham
Flying Officer L. G. Knight DSO
Basil Appleby
Flight Lieutenant R. C. Hay DFC
Tim Turner
Flight Lieutenant J. F. Leggo DFC
Ewen Solon
Flight Sergeant G. E. Powell
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Pictures

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Main title from The Dam Busters (1955)
Guy Gibson (Richard Todd) and Barnes Wallis (Michael Redgrave) look out with their field glasses in The Dam Busters (1955)

Production

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Michael Anderson
Director
Guy Gibson
Writer (based on Wing Cdr Gibson’s own account in ‘Enemy Coast Ahead’) / Writer (based on Wing Comdr. Gibson’s own account in ‘Enemy Coast Ahead’)
Paul Brickhill
Writer (book)
R C Sherriff
Writer (screenplay)

Companies

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Associated British Picture Corporation (ABPC)
Production company