The War Office asked Ealing to make a feature length training film for them on the subject of security, but provided minimal funds. Ealing more than doubled the budget from their own resources, to produce a film whose appeal transcended its military function. The very large profits from commercial distribution went first to repay this outlay, then to the War Office rather than Ealing. See more
[Spoken as camera pans across dead soldiers after the battle sequence
The object of the raid has been achieved. Locked gates, oil storage tanks, harbour equipment were destroyed. One enemy submarine was put out of action, our own losses, both in men and craft were very heavy. The enemy had been warned. He was waiting for us. And although our troops fought throughout with great skill and gallantry, they were not able to effect the surprise that had been hoped for. They paid the price for bad ...
All Over the Place
Music by Noel Gay
Arranged by Eddie Griffiths See more