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Dunkirk (1958)

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Two stories in one - an easygoing British Corporal in France finds himself responsible for the lives of his men when their officer is killed. He has to get them back to Britain somehow. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Robert Urquhart ...
Mike
Ray Jackson ...
Barlow
Meredith Edwards ...
Dave Bellman
Anthony Nicholls ...
Military Spokesman
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Charles
Michael Shillo ...
Jouvet
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Holden
Sean Barrett ...
Frankie
Victor Maddern ...
Merchant Seaman
Maxine Audley ...
Diana
Flanagan and Allen ...
Themselves
Kenneth Cope ...
Lieutenant Lumpkin
Denys Graham ...
Fraser
...
Don R
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Storyline

Two stories in one - an easygoing British Corporal in France finds himself responsible for the lives of his men when their officer is killed. He has to get them back to Britain somehow. Meanwhile, British civilians are being dragged into the war with Operation Dynamo, the scheme to get the French and British forces back from the Dunkirk beaches. Some come forward to help, others are less willing. Written by Paul Galpin <galpinp@sabc.co.za>

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Days That Shook the World! Victory Snatched From Disaster!

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Drama | History | War

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10 September 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dunkerque  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The director's son, Barry Norman would go on to be a famous British film critic. See more »

Goofs

In the shot when the small boats leave the boatyard, they are actually heading away from London and towards Teddington Weir. See more »

Quotes

Soldier on beach:: I don't want to die.
Another soldier on beach: You might have to.
Soldier on beach:: I don't want to die.
Another soldier on beach: Shut up! You might bloody have to.
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Connections

Referenced in The Bit Part (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

South of the Border
(uncredited)
Written by Michael Carr and Jimmy Kennedy
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Bernard Cribbens
30 December 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This site has a trivia comment section. For this film it states that Bernard Cribbens gets a credit but does not appear. I don't know what version of the film was released but Cribbens certainly appeared in the showing on TV this Christmas 2004. It was a brief appearance when the small boats were preparing to move down the coast to Sheerness. Cribbens is shown as a merchant or local fisherman aboard a small boat. Cribbens had one (slightly humorous?)line. Also, the bridge that is blown up is Teston bridge near Maidstone. But is Allington lock another location used ? I would be interested to learn if it was. Allington is not mentioned on this site.


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