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A dramatization of the failed World War II raid which became the most serious defeat of Canadian forces in the war.

Director:

John N. Smith

Writers:

John Krizanc, Brian Villa (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Reineke Gary Reineke ... Maj. Gen. Hamilton Roberts
Victor Garber ... Lord Louis Mountbatten
Robert Joy ... Hughes-Hallett
Peter Donat ... McNaughton
Aidan Devine ... Casey
Gordon Currie ... Stefan
Thomas Mitchell ... Jawarski
Brian Taylor Brian Taylor ... Morton
Greg Ellwand Greg Ellwand ... Magnus
John Nelles ... Lionel
Larissa Laskin ... Leith
Gabrielle Rose ... Anne
John Neville ... Gen. Sir Alan Brooke
Kenneth Welsh ... Maj. Gen. Harry Crerar
Michael Anderson Jr. ... David Lean
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Storyline

Canadian troops stationed in England during the Second World War were ordered to attack the Nazi-occupied French seaside town of Dieppe. More than 900 were killed. Written by Anonymous

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Plot Keywords:

raid | dieppe | beach | seaside | commando | See All (23) »

Genres:

History | War

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Filming Locations:

Picton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

A Royal Naval seaman working in the operations room sports a thin moustache. A Canadian production advisor should have been aware that the only facial hair permitted in both British and Canadian navies would be a full beard. See more »

Connections

References In Which We Serve (1942) See more »

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Very good for all purposes, but still left something to be desired.
13 May 1999 | by BlondoSee all my reviews

This movie is very well done, all in all, in portraying a very touchy, more touchy than something like the bloody Omaha landings for one reason - it didn't work, and casulaties were just as high. This movie does a good job of portraying how the Canadians got the bad end of the deal, and despite the at times lacking budget, still manages to make out.

However, there are a few things which are hard to stomach. One, is how the movie can't seem to decided if it wants to be bloody or not. Was there not enough money for squibs on the first day of the Dieppe landing scene, but more than enough on the last? I don't get it.

Also, a lot of the combat was just to much confusion. Platoon did a good job of creating a confusing scene, while still being watchable, but there were parts in this film where it was to much camera jerking around.

All in all, I don't know any other good films about the Dieppe invasion, so if it interests you, I suggest you check it out.


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