A group of army personnel and nurses attempt a dangerous and arduous trek across the deserts of North Africa during the second world war. The leader of the team dreams of his ice cold beer ... See full summary »
A man seeks revenge but will he destroy himself in the process? After a long jail term for a crime he did not commit, a man is torn between revenge (which will probably destroy him) or ... See full summary »
The true story of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott and his ill-fated expedition to try to be the first man to discover the South Pole - only to find that the murderously cold ... See full summary »
In 1942 Britain was clinging to the island of Malta since it was critical to keeping Allied supply lines open. The Axis also wanted it for their own supply lines. Plenty of realistic ... See full summary »
In World War II, the greatest threat to the British navy is the German battleship Tirpitz. Being anchored in a Norwegian fjord, it is impossible to attack it with any chance of success. But the navy trains a special commando to attack it, using little submarines to plant underwater explosives under it. Written by
When the film was made Queen Elizabeth II was on the throne, but throughout the war it was her father, King George VI, who was the monarch. Whether by design or chance most of the cast in the film have historically accurate cap badges, which is to say they include a King's crown. The notable exception is John Mills, whose cap badge has a Queen's crown. See more »
In the scene where the captured Brits are being "escorted" down the gangway of the Tirpitz, the German sailors are prodding them not with German weapons, but British Sterling sub machine guns. See more »
If anything essays the upstairs-downstairs values of England, this film does it. Hilarious. Above decks its all 'Well done chaps..' Below decks its more 'Right oh Guv! Almost the archetypal stiff-upper lip British movie of all time. It seems like a satire, but I sure they were all deadly serious.
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