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The Cockleshell Heroes

The Cockleshell Heroes(1956)

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Brief Synopsis

A British major leads a suicide mission to take out a German shipyard in occupied France.

Cast & Crew

Jose Ferrer Director
Jose Ferrer Major Stringer
Trevor Howard Captain [Hugh] Thompson
Dora Bryan Myrtle
Victor Maddern Sgt. Craig
Anthony Newley Marine Clarke
David Lodge Marine Ruddock
Peter Arnes Marine Stevens
Percy Herbert Marine Lomas
Graham Stewart Marine Booth
John Fabian Marine Cooney
John Van Eyssen Marine Bradley
Robert Desmond Marine Todd
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  World premiere in London: 16 Nov 1955; San Diego, CA premiere: 17 Apr 1956
Release Date:  1956 Production Date:  [CinemaScope]
EB; AFI
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Columbia Pictures Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Warwick Film Productions, Ltd.
Duration(mins):  94 or 97 Country:  Great Britain and United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  11    

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  • One of the finest post war films of this genre

    caggney 2009-02-17

    Hidden away for too long from a public that would appreciate this film. MORE>

  • Great WWII film!

    NM 2008-08-22

    The Cockleshell Heroes is a most enjoyable film about a serious subject (destroying German ships in a shipyard), with many light-hearted moments to break... MORE>