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The Dam Busters (1954)

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Release Date: Dec 1, 1954 Wide

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The British The Dam Busters is the story of the development and utilization of the "bouncing bombs" in World War II. Michael Redgrave stars as Dr. Barnes Wallis, who developed these unorthodox explosives. Wallis' invention is put to practical use during the British raid on the Ruhr Dams in Germany. Most of the film is devoted to the two years spent in creating the bombs and training the pilots; the final sequence is a special-effects masterpiece, even allowing for the obvious models standing in

Oct 17, 2006

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One of the truly great war films.

February 18, 2009 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Starring Michael Redgrave, this exciting British WWII drama was nominated for the Special Effects Oscar.

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I love films that combine my passion for WWII history with my passion for cinema.
April 14, 2012
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Randy Tippy

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This isn't a bad movie, it's just boring, it would work better as a documentary or something because as a narrative film it's too boring.
November 8, 2010
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In "The Dam Busters," Barnes Wallis(Michael Redgrave), a research scientist at Vickers during World War II, and his doting wife(Ursula Jeans) do not so much raise their children, as breed them to be his lab assistants. His latest experiment involves a way to bomb the dams of the Ruhr Valley which could potentially cripple Germany's steel production. The high command is about to give up on this and let him play with his expensive toys somewhere in Scotland when he has a breakthrough. Even after a successful test with live aircraft, approval is slow in coming. But once it does, Wing Commander Guy Gibson(Richard Todd) is put in charge of the mission.

Based on a true story, "The Dam Busters" is a gripping tale of dogged determination in the face of adversity during wartime, taking the viewer through all the stages of a military mission from planning to completion. At the heart of it is the contrast between two men, Wallis, the thinker, and Gibson who implements the plan. Gibson does not contemplate what he has been ordered to do because on the surface it is quite insane and impossible. As a veteran of many bombing sorties, he knows he cannot afford to be emotional during a war which has its many peaks and valleys, not to mention down time.
October 28, 2010
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Walter M.

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Somewhat linear and very dated now, but the story of persistence and dedication - not to mention patriotism, still shines through
July 7, 2009
Lemure

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    1. Wing Cmdr. Guy Gibson: Get it done now bitch.
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