They Who Dare (1954)





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Filmed in England, They Who Dare is undeservedly the least-known of director Lewis Milestone's sound films. Set in the Aegean sea during World War II, the film recounts the exploits of Britain's Special Boat Squadron. Sent on life-or-death commando missions, the squadron (six English, four Greek) hops from island to island, sabotaging Axis air bases. The centerpiece of the film is an assignment to dynamite German air fields on the island of Rhodes. Robert Westerby is credited with the screenplay of They Who Dare, and Lewis Milestone insisted the story was taken verbatim from the reminiscences of the squadron's two survivors; on the other hand, star Dirk Bogarde claimed that the film was improvised as they went along.
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Dirk Bogarde
as Lt. Graham
Akim Tamiroff
as Capt. George One
Denholm Elliott
as Sgt. Corcoran
Gérard Oury
as Capt. George Two
Eric Pohlmann
as Capt. Papadapoulos
Alec Mango
as Patroklis
Kay Callard
as Nightclub Singer
Russell Enoch
as Lt. Poole
Lisa Gastoni
as George Two's Girlfriend
Sam Kydd
as Marine Boyd
Peter Burton
as Marine Bennett
David Peel
as Sgt. Evans
Eileen Way
as Greek Woman
Harold Siddons
as Lt. Stevens
William Russell
as Lt. Poole
Anthea Leigh
as Marika
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