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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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Complete credited cast:
Major Jamie Wilson
Sue Wilson
Mark Eden ...
Lieutenant Commander Donald Kimberly
Maurice Denham ...
Rear Admiral Sir Frederick Grafton
Glyn Owen ...
Howard Pays ...
Lieutenant Graham
Van Horst
Admiral of the Fleet Lord William Cansley
George Mikell ...
Captain Strasser
Air Vice Marshall Woodbridge
Dick Haydon ...


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


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Release Date:

5 July 1968 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Attaque sur le mur de l'Atlantique  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


(archive footage)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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The Germans had a number of reinforced submarine pens,but the target of the actual attack was the dry dock facilities. See more »


Edited from The Dam Busters (1955) See more »

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a very weak movie
6 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

There's not much to say in favour of this movie, except maybe that it makes a brave effort with a weak script and a small budget. The plot is too simple and straightforward, there's absolutely no action until the final 15 minutes or so, naval and air force scenes are low-quality models, most the entire film is taken up with some rather hokey conflicts between characters, the music is often too overblown for the action. The Germans are completely inept; for a port that can service one of the largest warships in the German navy, it seems undermanned and disorganized. When the action does come, there seems no objective to any of it; soldiers from both sides are constantly popping up left and right from behind cover and mowing down a few enemies before being mowed down themselves. What was the plan of this operation, anyway? To drive a ship rigged with explosives into the port and blow up the facilities. Sure, that's clear enough. But what are all those soldiers doing running this way and that way, shooting in every possible direction with no discernible purpose to it? They seemed to be aiming at some objective or other - they did keep running, after all - but what were they trying to do besides kill whatever Germans they ran across? I had some hope for the movie, but it was worse than I anticipated. And by the way, was there any point in having Lloyd Bridges play a Canadian? His wife and son spoke with British accents. Was he made Canadian just so that dear old Lloyd wouldn't have to fake a British accent?

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