Rating: PG
Length: 125 mins
Cast: Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Ursula Jeans

THE DAM BUSTERS is a 1955 British epic war film starring Michael Redgrave and Richard Todd.

The film recreates the true story of Operation Chastise when in 1943 the RAF’s 617 Squadron attacked German dams with the bouncing bomb
The film was based on the 1951by Paul Brickhill and ENEMY COAST AHEAD by Guy Gibson.

The film’s reflective last minutes convey the poignant mix of emotions felt by the characters – triumph over striking a successful blow against the enemy’s industrial base is tempered by the sobering knowledge that many died in the process of delivering it.
The film became very popular and was the most popular film at British cinemas in 1955.[2] In 1999, the British Film Institute voted The Dam Busters the 68th greatest British film of the 20th Century, Its depiction of the raid provided the inspiration for the Death Star trench run in STAR WARS,
The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Special Effects, and was also nominated for BAFTA awards for Best British Film, Best Screenplay and Best Film From Any Source.


Official Trailer