The Dam Busters
The Dam Busters (1954)

The British film tells the story of the development and utilization of the "bouncing bombs" in WWII. Michael Redgrave stars as Dr. Barnes Wallis, who developed these unorthodox explosives. Most of the film is devoted to the two… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: December 1, 1954
DVD Release Date: October 17, 2006
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The film is over-long (the flying sequences include some repetition) and the music score is, regrettably, very blatant; but despite these drawbacks, a mood of sober respect is maintained.

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Dennis Schwartz
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One of the truly great war films.

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Emanuel Levy

Starring Michael Redgrave, this exciting British WWII drama was nominated for the Special Effects Oscar.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
I love films that combine my passion for WWII history with my passion for cinema.
Marcus Woolcott
Somewhat linear and very dated now, but the story of persistence and dedication - not to mention patriotism, still shines through
Aj V
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.
Walter M.
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… More