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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(Colour by) (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
David Lodge often referred to this movie as a running joke in Spike Milligan's 'Q' series. See more
The limpet mines are placed on the hulls of the ships under the water yet all the explosions occur from inside the ships See more
Your men give the impression of being an ill-disciplined rabble. And they'll never get to Bordeaux that way.
Thompson, I'm training these men, not you. I'm the one who is responsible for the success or the failure of this project, so if you don't mind, we'll do it my way. It may not be the right way, or the Marine way, or the professional way, but it is my way and that's the way I want it.
Opening credits prologue 1: The Marines were formed 28th. October, 1664. On 29th. April, 1802, His Majesty, King George III, directed that they should be styled THE ROYAL MARINES See more
The London I Love
Music by George Posford
Lyrics by Harold Purcell
Sung by Yana
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