Adapted by R.C. Sherriff from Guy Gibson's book Enemy Coast Ahead, The Dam Busters is a docudrama following the conception of a new British weapon for smashing the German dams in the Ruhr industrial complex and the execution of the raid by 617 Squadron 'The Dam Busters'

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  1. Guy Gibson


  2. Paul Brickhill


  3. R.C. Sherriff


  4. Michael Anderson


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  1. Richard Todd

    Richard Todd

    Wing Commander Guy Gibson, V.C., D.S.O., D.F.C.

  2. Michael Redgrave

    Michael Redgrave

    Doctor B. N. Wallis, C.B.E., F.R.S.

  3. Robert Shaw

    Robert Shaw

    Flt / Sgt. J. Pulford, D.F.M.

  4. Nigel Stock

    Nigel Stock

    Flying / Off. F. M. Spafford, D.F.C., D.F.M.

  5. Derek Farr

    Derek Farr

    Group Captain J. N. H. Whitworth, D.S.O., D.F.C.

  6. Colin Tapley

    Colin Tapley

    Doctor W.H. Glanville, C.B., C.B.E.

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 4m

Budget -

Revenue -

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  • October 4, 1955
    NR, Theatrical



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