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They Who Dare (1954)

During WW2, British commandos are sent to destroy a Luftwaffe airfield on a Greek island.

Director:

Lewis Milestone

Writer:

Robert Westerby (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dirk Bogarde ... Lieut. Graham
Denholm Elliott ... Sergeant Corcoran
Akim Tamiroff ... Captain George One
Gérard Oury ... Captain George Two (as Gerard Oury)
Eric Pohlmann ... Captain Nikolides Papadapoulos
Alec Mango ... Patroklis
David Peel ... Sergeant Evans
Sam Kydd ... Marine Boyd
William Russell ... Lieut. Poole (as Russell Enoch)
Peter Burton ... Marine Barrett
Harold Siddons Harold Siddons ... Lieut. Stevens R.N.
Michael Mellinger ... Toplis
Anthea Leigh Anthea Leigh ... Marika
Kay Callard Kay Callard ... Nightclub Singer
Lisa Gastoni ... George Two's Girlfriend
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In Greece during the war a small group of British commandoes and patriots land on an island with orders to attack two airfields from which the Luftwaffe is threatening allied forces in Egypt. The island is crawling with troops, and even moving by night the men soon run into trouble. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Drama | History | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1954 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Lewis Milestone's They Who Dare See more »

Filming Locations:

Malta See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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At least one of these Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 was a regular visitor in Cyprus up until the sixties. See more »

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Just before the opening credits, the boy ostensibly playing the pipe stops moving his fingers whilst the pipe music continues. See more »

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A right snooze fest!
27 March 2018 | by alexanderdavies-99382See all my reviews

There is absolutely nothing to recommend about "They Who Dare." I think the title "They Who Dare to Make this Film" would have been more appropriate. The dialogue and the plot are so boring!! Tedium soon sets in as our heroes talk their way to victory, rather than actually fighting the enemy. Dirk Bogarde must have been looking forward to his earnings, that's all I can say. He clearly doesn't feel the need to act much here. Mind you, I daresay most other actors would feel the same way. There is no attempt to infuse a spark of imagination into the dialogue. It is merely a case of going through the motions.


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