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The Dam Busters (1955) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Michael Anderson

Writing Credits  

Paul Brickhill ... (book)
 
Guy Gibson ... (based on Wing Comdr. Gibson's own account in "Enemy Coast Ahead") (as Wing Comdr. Gibson)
 
R.C. Sherriff ... (screenplay) (as R. C. Sherriff)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

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Doctor B. N. Wallis, C.B.E., F.R.S.
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Mrs. Wallis
Charles Carson ...
Doctor
Stanley Van Beers ...
Sir David Pye, C.B., F.R.S.
Colin Tapley ...
Doctor W. H. Glanville, C.B., C.B.E.
Frederick Leister ...
Committee Member
Eric Messiter ...
Committee Member
Laidman Browne ...
Committee Member
Raymond Huntley ...
Official, National Physical Laboratory
Hugh Manning ...
Official, Ministry of Aircraft Production
Patrick Barr ...
Captain Joseph (Mutt) Summers, C.B.E.
Edwin Styles ...
Observer At Trials
Hugh Moxey ...
Observer At Trials
Anthony Shaw ...
R.A.F. Officer At Trials
Basil Sydney ...
Ernest Clark ...
Air Vice-Marshal The Hon. Ralph Cochrane (now Air Chief Marshal) G.B.E., K.C.B., A.F.C.
Derek Farr ...
Group Captain J. N. H. Whitworth, D.S.O., D.F.C.
Laurence Naismith ...
Farmer
Harold Siddons ...
Group Signals Officer
Frank Phillips ...
B.B.C. Announcer
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Brewster Mason ...
Flt / Lt. R. D. Trevor-Roper, D.F.C., D.F.M.
Tony Doonan ...
Flt / Lt. R. E. G. Hutchison, D.F.C. (as Anthony Doonan)
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Flying / Off. F. M. Spafford, D.F.C., D.F.M.
Brian Nissen ...
Flt / Lt. A. T. Taerum, D.F.C.
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Flt / Sgt. J. Pulford, D.F.M.
Peter Assinder ...
Plt / Off. G. A. Deering, D.F.C.
Richard Leech ...
Squadron Leader H. M. Young, D.F.C.
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Squadron Leader H. E. Maudslay, D.F.C.
John Fraser ...
Flight Lieutenant J. V. Hopgood, D.F.C.
David Morrell ...
Flight Lieutenant W. Astell, D.F.C.
Bill Kerr ...
Flight Lieutenant H. B. Martin, D.S.O., D.F.C., A.F.C. (now Wing Commander)
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Flight Lieutenant D. J. H. Maltby, D.S.O., D.F.C.
Ronald Wilson ...
Flight Lieutenant D. J. Shannon, D.S.O., D.F.C. (later Squadron Leader)
Denys Graham ...
Flying Officer L. G. Knight, D.S.O.
Basil Appleby ...
Flight Lieutenant R. C. Hay, D.F.C.
Tim Turner ...
Flight Lieutenant J. F. Leggo, D.F.C.
Ewen Solon ...
Flight Sergeant G. E. Powell
Harold Goodwin ...
Wing Comdr. Gibson's Batman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Crew member (uncredited)
Edward Cast ...
Crew Member (uncredited)
Richard Coleman ...
RAF Officer (uncredited)
Peter Diamond ...
Tail Gunner (uncredited)
Gerald Harper ...
Mocking RAF Officer (uncredited)
Arthur Howard ...
RAF Pay Clerk In NAAFI (uncredited)
Lloyd Lamble ...
Collins (uncredited)
Philip Latham ...
Flight Sergeant (uncredited)
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Guard on Door (uncredited)
Jack McNaughton ...
Waiter (uncredited)
Nina Parry ...
Barnes Wallace's Daughter (uncredited)
Edwin Richfield ...
RAF Officer (uncredited)
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Music by 

Leighton Lucas ... (music score)

Cinematography by 

Erwin Hillier ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Richard Best

Casting By 

Robert Lennard
G.B. Walker

Art Direction by 

Robert Jones

Makeup Department 

Hilda Fox ... hairdresser (as Hilda Winifred Fox)
Stuart Freeborn ... makeup artist

Production Management 

Robert Clark ... director in charge of production
Gordon Scott ... production manager
W.A. Whittaker ... production supervisor (as W. A. Whittaker)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

John Street ... assistant director
Frederic Goode ... assistant director: location (uncredited)
Jeremy Summers ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department 

Bill Beavis ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Peter Glazier ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Wallis Smith ... draughtsman (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Leslie Hammond ... sound recordist
Harold V. King ... recording director (as H. V. King)
Arthur Southgate ... dubbing editor
Eric Bayman ... boom operator (uncredited)
H. Blackmore ... dubbing crew (uncredited)
Len Shilton ... dubbing crew (uncredited)
Hugh Strain ... assistant boom operator (uncredited)
Jim Whiting ... sound camera operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

George Blackwell ... special effects
Gilbert Taylor ... special effects photography

Visual Effects by 

Ronnie Wass ... optical effects (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Erwin Hillier ... aerial photography
Norman Warwick ... camera operator
Steve Birtles ... electrician (uncredited)
Bob Penn ... still photographer (uncredited)
Kelvin Pike ... clapper loader (uncredited) / focus puller (uncredited)
Ronnie Pilgrim ... still photographer (uncredited)
Val Stewart ... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Brian West ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Tony White ... focus puller: second unit (uncredited)

Editorial Department 

Philip Barnikel ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Joan Warwick ... assembly cutter (uncredited)

Music Department 

Louis Levy ... musical director

Transportation Department 

Eddie Frewin ... unit driver (uncredited)

Other crew 

Thelma Orr ... continuity
J.N.H. Whitworth ... technical adviser (as Group Captain J. N. H. Whitworth D.S.O. D.F.C.)
Daphne Paice ... production secretary (uncredited)

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