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
Anthony Hughes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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?
A film review in the 'Hollywood Reporter' states that German patrol boat crews and sentries in this movie were played by professionally trained British marines and sailors. See more
Captain Thompson is talking to Major Stringer about his family history. He claims to have joined up in 1918 just in time to take part in the Battle of Cambrai. This was actually fought from November 20th to December 3rd 1917 so he would have missed it. 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 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
A Life on the Ocean Wave
Music by Henry Russell
Arranged by John Addison See more