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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First film from the British Warwick production company that was filmed in Cinemascope. See more
The German soldiers guarding the dockyard drive American jeeps. See more
[Stevens steps forward and salutes, and Thompson returns the salute
Do you usually let your men slouch about in that fashion?
No, sir. We've just finished an exercise, and...
I'm not interested in what you've finished.
Prologue 2: At a critical stage of the war, fast Merchant ships operating from Bordeaux were seriously endangering the British blockade. For political reasons saturation bombing was rejected: the Navy was unable to penetrate the defences without air cover. The Royal Marines were given the job. PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND-MARCH, 1942 See more
The London I Love
Music by George Posford
Lyrics by Harold Purcell
Sung by Yana
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