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Kay Callard ...
Nightclub Singer
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Lieut. Tom Poole (as Russell Enoch)
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Lieut. David Graham
Harold Siddons ...
Lieut. Stevens R.N.
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Captain Papadapoulos
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Captain George One
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Captain George Two (as Gerard Oury)
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George Two's Girlfriend
Sam Kydd ...
Marine Boyd
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Marine Barrett
David Peel ...
Sergeant Evans
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Sergeant Corcoran
Michael Mellinger ...
Toplis
Alec Mango ...
Patroklis
Anthea Leigh ...
Marika
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In Greece during the war a small group of British commandoes and patriots land on an island with orders to attack two airfields from which the Luftwaffe is threatening allied forces in Egypt. The island is crawling with troops, and even moving by night the men soon run into trouble. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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2 February 1954 (UK)  »

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Lewis Milestone's They Who Dare  »

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First film of Kay Callard. See more »

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The officers are shown wearing SAS parachute badges on their right arms, as they do to-day; however, during WW2 they wore them on the left breast. See more »

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Lack-lustre war movie but pleasant enough
22 July 2014 | by (Derry, Ireland) – See all my reviews

"They Who Dare", which Lewis Milestone directed in 1953, comes across as a kind of preamble for "The Guns of Navarone" and was handsomely shot on location. It deals with the exploits of a small group of British and Greek soldiers tasked with blowing up German air bases on Rhodes but is rather lacking in action; most of the time is spent on the journey to the targets thought when the fighting does start it is lively enough. This is Dirk Bogarde in handsome, dashing leading man mode rather than Bogarde the actor he was ultimately to become and others in the cast include Denholm Elliot and Akim Tamiroff, though they are both wasted. It's hardly comparable to Milestone's other war movies but it's far from being a right-off either.


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