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Attack on the Iron Coast (1968)

Lloyd Bridges plays a WWII commando leader who leads a group of soldiers on a suicide mission to destroy a Nazi naval stronghold on the French coast.

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Cast

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Major Jamie Wilson
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Captain Franklin
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Sue Wilson
Mark Eden ...
Lieutenant Commander Donald Kimberly
Maurice Denham ...
Rear Admiral Sir Frederick Grafton
Glyn Owen ...
Howard Pays ...
Lieutenant Graham
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Van Horst
John Welsh ...
Admiral of the Fleet Lord William Cansley
George Mikell ...
Captain Strasser
Ernest Clark ...
Air Vice Marshall Woodbridge
Dick Haydon ...
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Lloyd Bridges plays a WWII commando leader who leads a group of soldiers on a suicide mission to destroy a Nazi naval stronghold on the French coast.

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commandos | world war two | attack | See All (3) »

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They turned a dead ship into a live bomb and sailed it down the throat of the enemy!

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Action | Drama | War

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Release Date:

5 July 1968 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Attaque sur le mur de l'Atlantique  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The men who took part in this attack received more awards for bravery then any other operation of it's length then any other operation before or since. 89 awards were made, including 5 Victoria Crosses, 4 Distinguished Service Orders, 4 Conspicuous Gallantry Medals, 5 Distinguished Conduct Medals, 17 Distinguished Service Crosses, 11 Military Crosses, 24 Distinguished Service Medals, 15 Military Medals, and 4 men were awarded the Croix de Guerre by France. See more »

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Edited from The Dam Busters (1955) See more »

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Reminded me of ffolkes
15 October 2002 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

The scenes where Lloyd Bridges is putting some commandos through their paces reminded of ffolkes. Roger Moore had his commandos running an obstacle course and clambering over large scaffolding as well. Perhaps one of the ffolks film makers was inspired by this?

The trivia about Ron Goodwin's score being reused might explain the occasional times where the music seems to be out of sync with the action or overly dramatic for a particular scene.

All in all a mildly entertaining 1960's WWII movie.


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