A Royal Marine Reserve Major must work with a veteran Captain and a group of incorrigible recruits to attempt what is generally regarded as a suicide mission: the covert destruction of an entire German shipyard in occupied France. Written by
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Ten Brave Men Started Out on the Most Desperate Adventure of the War!
27 March 1956 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Cockle Shell Heroes
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
According to 'Daily Variety', during April and May of 1955, there was four weeks of location filming for this movie in Portugal, situated in the environs of the Tagus River. See more
The explosives had 15 minute fuses. They were captured, taken to German headquarters for questioning and brought outside to be shot before the explosions went off. See more
I've never seen such an appalling exhibition in my life.
Closing credits: The Producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance given to them in the making of this film by THE ROYAL MARINES and other branches of THE ROYAL NAVY. See more
A Life on the Ocean Wave
Music by Henry Russell
Arranged by John Addison See more