MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,616 this week

Tonight We Raid Calais (1943)

 -  Drama | War  -  30 April 1943 (USA)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 120 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 5 critic

British Intellengence dispatches Commando Geoffrey Carter on a one-man raid to destroy a munitions plant that manufactures bombs in Nazi-occupied France. He enlists the aid of a patriotic ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: February

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in February.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 113 titles
created 31 May 2011
 
a list of 1217 titles
created 28 Jan 2012
 
list image
a list of 70 titles
created 19 Jan 2013
 
list image
a list of 9997 titles
created 26 Nov 2013
 
a list of 10 titles
created 08 Dec 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Tonight We Raid Calais (1943)

Tonight We Raid Calais (1943) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tonight We Raid Calais.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Unconquered (1947)
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Intrepid frontiersman Chris Holden foils the political and personal ambitions of renegade Martin Garth in the Ohio Valley following the French and Indian War.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard, Howard Da Silva
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The attack by British submarines on the German battleship "Tirpitz" in a Norwegian fjord during the Second World War.

Director: Ralph Thomas
Stars: John Mills, John Gregson, Donald Sinden
Golden Boy (1939)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Despite his musical talent, Joe Bonaparte wants to be a boxer.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, William Holden
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Reporter Michael Gordon uncovers intrigue in Damascus, where the Allies and Nazis struggle for control of Arab sympathies.

Director: LĂ©onide Moguy
Stars: George Sanders, Virginia Bruce, Lenore Aubert
Tobruk (1967)
War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A Canadian POW major is rescued by a special British military unit made up of Germans to help lead an attack on a major Nazi fuel depot in Tobruk, Libya.

Director: Arthur Hiller
Stars: Rock Hudson, George Peppard, Nigel Green
Action | Adventure | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A US Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers in World War II.

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson
Stalag 17 (1953)
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German POW camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer.

Director: Billy Wilder
Stars: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When the Germans invade Norway their Commandant and the town Mayor confront each other, attempting to maintain civility as far as possible. When the army tries to orgnanize townspeople to ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel
Stars: Cedric Hardwicke, Henry Travers, Lee J. Cobb
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Odette Bonnard
John Sutton ...
Geoffrey Carter
...
M. Bonnard
...
Mme. Bonnard
Blanche Yurka ...
Widow Grelieu
Howard Da Silva ...
Sgt. Block
...
Jacques Grandet
Ann Codee ...
Mme. Grandet
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ludwig Donath ...
German Sentry (as Louis Donath)
Edit

Storyline

British Intellengence dispatches Commando Geoffrey Carter on a one-man raid to destroy a munitions plant that manufactures bombs in Nazi-occupied France. He enlists the aid of a patriotic farmer, M. Bonnard, that lives near the plant, over the objections of his daughter Odette Bonnard, who believes that the British were responsible for the fall of France. Her attitude softens toward Carter, who is living with the family as posing as a son, but Odette cannot bring herself to aid in Carter's plan because of her fear of reprisals against her family. She turns informer and the Nazis capture Carter. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 April 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Esta Noite Bombardearemos Calais  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When Carter and Bonnard are up on the hill, looking out over the village, they are shown from the rear standing about 2 feet apart. The camera angle changes and they are shoulder to shoulder. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Solo Commando raid on France with help of French farmers
7 August 2008 | by (Washington State) – See all my reviews

Production values are very basic in this quickly made WW II soft-propaganda effort. The writing is wooden and predictable with the appropriate highs and lows considering the patriotic terrain of 1942-43. There were hundreds of these films made--inexpensive, short and fit right into the lower half of a double feature--the meat and potatoes of the time. There is a U.S. War Bonds logo at the end of the film, and as I remember it, they would actually go around in the movie house and collect for the war effort. John Sutton manages to make a payday with his acting, and a young Lee J. Cobb (made up to look older!) does show signs of his later greatness. Annabella's part is so contrived, that it would have challenged a far better actress to make it work. To the history of propaganda cinema buffs, "Calais" should hold one's interest.


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Tonight We Raid Calais (1943) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?