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The Dam Busters

The Dam Busters(1955)

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  • The RAF supplied most of the aircraft, at a cost of 130 pounds per hour. This expense consumed 10% of the film's budget.
  • A cut of the film was spiced up for the American market. Additional scenes of a plane crashing were later removed after it was spotted that Warner Brothers had used WW2 footage of a Flying Fortress (the RAF used Lancasters).
  • The bombs shown in the movie were the wrong shape because the actual shape (a stubby cylinder) was still secret at the time.
  • The film premiered 12 years to the day from the original raid.
  • Gibson's dog "Nigger" was dubbed into "Trigger" for the US market. See also Goofs entry.

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