MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,003 this week

Dunkirk (1958)

 -  Drama | History | War  -  10 September 1958 (USA)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 991 users  
Reviews: 18 user | 3 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (book), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1166 titles
created 13 Aug 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 352 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 24 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 10 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Dunkirk" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dunkirk (1958)

Dunkirk (1958) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dunkirk.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Allied prisoners of various nationalities pool their resources to plan numerous escapes from an "escape-proof" German POW camp housed in a Medieval castle.

Director: Guy Hamilton
Stars: John Mills, Eric Portman, Christopher Rhodes
PT Raiders (1955)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A trio of ex-servicemen begin smuggling innocuous black market items into post-war Britain but through greed they graduate to more sinister cargo.

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Richard Attenborough, George Baker, Bill Owen
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The attack by British submarines on the German battleship "Tirpitz" in a Norwegian fjord during the Second World War.

Director: Ralph Thomas
Stars: John Mills, John Gregson, Donald Sinden
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An anachronistic martinet RSM on a remote Colonial African army caught in a local coup d'etat must use his experience to defend those in his care.

Director: John Guillermin
Stars: Richard Attenborough, Jack Hawkins, Flora Robson
The Cruel Sea (1953)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The World War II adventures of a British convoy escort ship and its officers.

Director: Charles Frend
Stars: Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, John Stratton
Malta Story (1953)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In 1942 Britain was clinging to the island of Malta since it was critical to keeping Allied supply lines open. The Axis also wanted it for their own supply lines. Plenty of realistic ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst
Stars: Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Anthony Steel
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

'Septic' Baird has just joined a front line RAF squadron at the height of the Battle of Britain. This is the story of "The Few" and how they managed to fight off the might of the Luftwaffe ... See full summary »

Director: George More O'Ferrall
Stars: Jack Hawkins, Michael Denison, Andrew Osborn
All at Sea (1957)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A seasick sea captain commands an amusement pier despite local opposition.

Director: Charles Frend
Stars: Alec Guinness, Irene Browne, Maurice Denham
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

This "story of a ship," the British destroyer HMS Torrin, is told in flash backs by survivors as they cling to a life raft.

Directors: Noel Coward, David Lean
Stars: Noel Coward, John Mills, Derek Elphinstone
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The story of how the British attacked German dams in WWII by using an ingenious technique to drop bombs where they would be most effective.

Director: Michael Anderson
Stars: Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Ursula Jeans
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The incredible but true story of how an impersonator was recruited to impersonate General Montgomery to mislead the Germans about his intentions before the Normandy campaign.

Director: John Guillermin
Stars: M.E. Clifton James, John Mills, Cecil Parker
Dunkirk (TV Movie 2004)
Documentary | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A dramatised documentary about the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in May 1940.

Director: Alex Holmes
Stars: Timothy Dalton, Simon Russell Beale, Clive Brunt
Edit

Cast

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

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Days That Shook the World! Victory Snatched From Disaster!

Genres:

Drama | History | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 September 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dunkerque  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When the troopship taking the platoon home is bombed and sunk in Dunkirk harbour, the scene of the ship sinking is taken from the earlier film The Cruel Sea (1953) which depicts the sinking of HMS "Compass Rose". See more »

Goofs

When the platoon come under air attack at the farm (and their officer is killed), the aircraft attacking them seen head on is a Blenheim, an RAF light bomber, where as the aircraft shown flying away is a German Junkers 88. 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.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Bit Part (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Run, Rabbit, Run
(uncredited)
Written by Noel Gay and Ralph T. Butler
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A great British war movie
13 November 2009 | by (Saudi Arabia) – See all my reviews

Dunkirk is one of the best war movies ever made.

John Mills puts in a great performance as Tubby Binns, as does Bernard Lee as private boat owner "doing his bit" for the country. I thought some of the best scenes were around the battle with the artillery battery in the woods. Some good special effects and totally believable scenes. The futility of war is also shown to good effect when the Stukas arrive and bomb the battery.

One thing that really amazed me, was the inclusion of a "real" German halftrack during the scene where the bridge was being demolished. For a '50's war movie this is a special treat, much better than seeing the usual American halftracks with big crosses on their sides.

All in all, one of my favourite war movies, one that somehow captures the ambiance of those terrible times.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
suspension bridge boblam_
bernard cribbins is in this movie kevincory
Art Director sarah-earl
Barry Foster john.kemp3
Discuss Dunkirk (1958) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?