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Release Date:
10 September 1958 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Days That Shook the World! Victory Snatched From Disaster!
Plot:
Two stories in one - an easygoing British Corporal in France finds himself responsible for the lives of his men when their officer is killed... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Mills ... Binns
Robert Urquhart ... Mike
Ray Jackson ... Barlow
Meredith Edwards ... Dave Bellman
Anthony Nicholls ... Military Spokesman

Bernard Lee ... Charles
Michael Shillo ... Jouvet

Richard Attenborough ... Holden
Sean Barrett ... Frankie
Victor Maddern ... Merchant Seaman
Maxine Audley ... Diana
Flanagan and Allen ... Themselves
Kenneth Cope ... Lieutenant Lumpkin
Denys Graham ... Fraser

Barry Foster ... Don R
Warwick Ashton ... Battery Sergeant Major
Peter Halliday ... Battery Major
Ronald Hines ... Miles

Roland Curram ... Harper
John Welsh ... Staff Colonel
Lloyd Lamble ... Staff Colonel
Cyril Raymond ... General The Viscount Gort V.C.
Nicholas Hannen ... Vice Admiral Ramsay
Eddie Byrne ... Commander - Tough's Yard
Patricia Plunkett ... Grace
Michael Gwynn ... Commander - Sheerness

Michael Bates ... Froome
Rodney Diak ... Pannet
Fred Griffiths ... Old Sweat
Dan Gressy ... Joe
Christopher Rhodes ... Sergeant on the Beaches

Lionel Jeffries ... Colonel - Medical Officer
Harry Landis ... Dr. Levy
John Horsley ... Padre
Patrick Allen ... Sergeant on Parade Ground
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chesney Allen ... Music Hall Performer (uncredited)
Joss Ambler ... Small Boat Owner (uncredited)
Neville Chamberlain ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Winston Churchill ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Bernard Cribbins ... Thirsty Sailor (uncredited)
Bob Danvers Walker ... Newsreel Commentator (voice) (uncredited)
Geoffrey Denton ... Henry (uncredited)
Bud Flanagan ... Music Hall Performer (uncredited)
Liz Fraser ... Worker in Holden's Factory (uncredited)
Thomas Graham ... Motorcyclist (uncredited)
Barry Keegan ... Surgeon Left Behind (uncredited)
Sam Kydd ... (uncredited)
Frederick Piper ... Small Boat Owner (uncredited)
Philip Ray ... Extra (uncredited)

Michael Shepley ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Harold Siddons ... Doctor (uncredited)
William Squire ... Captain (uncredited)
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ... Sergeant in Cookhouse (uncredited)
Tim Turner ... Officer (line of men in sea) (uncredited)
Mona Washbourne ... Worker Who Speaks to Holden (uncredited)
Peter Williams ... Officer at Ramsey's H.Q. (uncredited)

Directed by
Leslie Norman 
 
Writing credits
Trevor Dudley Smith (novel "The Big Pickup") (as Elleston Trevor)

Ewan Butler (book "Dunkirk") (as Lt. Col. Ewan Butler) and
J.S. Bradford (book "Dunkirk") (as Major J.S. Bradford M.B.E. M.C.)

David Divine (screenplay) and
W.P. Lipscomb (screenplay)

Produced by
Michael Balcon .... producer
Michael Forlong .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Malcolm Arnold 
 
Cinematography by
Paul Beeson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Gordon Stone 
 
Casting by
Irene Howard (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Jim Morahan 
 
Costume Design by
Ivy Baker 
 
Makeup Department
Roy Ashton .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Hal Mason .... production supervisor
Norman Priggen .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Birkett .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Mickey O'Toole .... stand-by props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Stephen Dalby .... sound supervisor
Norman King .... sound recordist
Alastair McIntyre .... sound editor
Lionel Selwyn .... sound editor
Tom Priestley .... second assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Terry Sharratt .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Fred Hellenburgh .... special effects
 
Stunts
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hugh Wilson .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ivy Baker .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Music Department
Dock Mathieson .... music director
Sinfonia of London .... music player
 
Other crew
Ewan Butler .... technical advisor (as Lt. Col. Ewan Butler)
John Fidler .... technical advisor (as Lt. Cdr. John Fidler)
Lee Turner .... continuity
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
134 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.00 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:U (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1994) | USA:Approved (PCA #18714)

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Trivia:
The command center used by Vice Admiral Ramsey is the actual bunker used during the operation. It's part of a large underground complex beneath Dover Castle, it's open to the public, the balcony in the cliffs is visible from the ferry terminal below.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The Vickers gun being fired by the Dunkirk rearguard is just having a belt of ammunition fed through it. Cartridges are still in the belt coming out of the gun (they would be ejected separately).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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A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley SquareSee more »

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A great British war movie, 13 November 2009
Author: karltrowitz from Saudi Arabia

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.

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