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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kay Callard ...
Nightclub Singer
William Russell ...
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)
Lisa Gastoni ...
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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1.37 : 1
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First film of Kay Callard. See more »

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Regularly throughout the film, German troops are armed with British weapons. For example just after the commandos leave the submarine, a sentry is seen standing a post at an airfield with a British No.4 MK1 .303 rifle slung on his shoulder. While soldiers did use captured enemy weapons, it is highly unlikely in this situation. See more »

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Well at least Bogarde is great
15 August 2009 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Not sure what I expected from this one. Dirk Bogarde is my favorite actor and I have had pleasant encounters with Milestone as well. Here the latter screws up on multiple occasions.

First off the cinematography is way too light and some of the shots are rather clumsy. The script could be faltered as well. And some of the acting, especially from the one playing a character who keeps singing this awful and quite annoying tune.

Mind you it's not bad. Bogarde's performance makes it worth while. But really if it hadn't been for him this would have been below mediocrity. It got a few strong moments and whenever Bogarde is on screen you nearly forget everything else that has been going on.

I will not recommend this but overall it was OK. I think the casting apartment did some horrible choices though.


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