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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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Strand Quay, on the west side of the town of Rye, was used for the Dunkirk perimeter. In one shot the top of St. Mary's Parish Church may be spotted and in another we get a glimpse of the famous Mermaid Street in the background.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: 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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Bit Part (1987)See more »
Soundtrack:
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley SquareSee more »

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28 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
What a WWII movie should be, 20 December 2002
Author: Jerry Baustian from Minnesota

A simple film, two stories, soldiers and civilians who did what needed to be done. None of the romance of "Mrs Minnever," but moving nonetheless.

I appreciated this film all the more for having seen "Pearl Harbor" a few months ago. I gave "Dunkirk" 8/10, maybe a little generous, because of the attention to detail and accuracy. The acting was better than adequate, and it was wonderful to see a youngish Bernard Lee. He was 49 when this film was released in 1958 -- there is a gap in his filmography from 41 to 45, so he probably served in the war... as did many of the other actors.

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