Tag: War

Sea of Sand | 1958 | Richard Attenborough, John Gregson

World War II action movie about a dangerous mission by the Long Range Desert Group to blow up a vital enemy patrol dump behind German lines in North Africa in 1943. cast Richard Attenborough as Brody John Gregson as Cpt Williams Michael Craig as Cpt...

Danger Within | 1959 | Richard Todd, Bernard Lee

Ingenious combination of World War II prisoner-of-war escape film and whodunit, from the novel ‘Death in Captivity’ by Michael Gilbert. An effective mixture of suspense and comedy, resulting from both the depiction of the...

Gift Horse | 1952 | Richard Attenborough, James Donald

The Gift Horse follows a ship and her crew from the time they come together in 1940 until the climactic Combined Operations raid on St Nazaire on March 28 1942. Trevor Howard plays the role of the newly appointed captain, back in service after...

The Best of Enemies | 1961 | David Niven, Alberto Sordi

Anglo-Italian satire in which Niven’s suave army major and Sordi’s captain keep bumping into each other in wartime Ethiopia. David Niven’s plane crashes in enemy territory, and he and his RAF sidekick (Michael Wilding) are captured...

The Cruel Sea | 1953 | Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden

Based on Nicholas Monsarrat’s best selling novel, which was in turn derived from his experiences on the North Sea convoys, The Cruel Sea is set in the middle of ‘the battle of the Atlantic’, as the U-boats attempted to destroy...

Thunder Rock | 1942 | Michael Redgrave, Barbara Mullen

The Boultings, who were taken out of army service by the MOI to film this propagandist play, give credit to Mutz Greenbaum for achieving the necessary effects on screen with the ghostly figures. The action takes place in a lighthouse (built at a...

The Colditz Story | 1955 | John Mills, Ian Carmichael

The real Colditz was a supposedly escape-proof castle, established to house POW’s who had escaped from other camps. Although boasting of its accuracy, The Colditz Story uses Pat Reid’s memoir as the basis for a largely fictitious story...

Yellow Canary | 1943 | Anna Neagle, Richard Greene

When British aristocrat Sally Maitland’s (Anna Neagle) pro-Nazi sympathies become too much for her friends and family during WWII, she is forced to move to Canada. Underway, she strikes up shipboard flirtations with a Polish nobleman (Albert...

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