Attack on the Iron Coast


1h 29m 1968
Attack on the Iron Coast

Brief Synopsis

Canadian commandos take on a Nazi post on the coast of France.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Adventure
War
Release Date
Mar 1968
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Oakmont Productions
Distribution Company
United Artists
Country
United States
Location
England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (DeLuxe)

Synopsis

During World War II American commando leader Maj. James Wilson requests permission to cross the English Channel and raid a heavily-guarded German naval installation in France that the Nazis call the "Iron Coast." Although Wilson is opposed by Capt. Owen Franklin, whose son was killed in a previous raid led by Wilson, the British Admiralty is so concerned about Allied shipping losses in the Channel that they give Wilson the go-ahead and order Franklin to assist in the preparations. Lieut. Comdr. Donald Kimberley is blinded during the strenuous training sessions; but Wilson, ready to abandon the mission because of the accident and because of Franklin's continued harassment, is nevertheless convinced by Kimberley of the importance of the mission, and the men embark on the dangerous assignment.

Just as the raid is to take place, Wilson receives word that the air cover they expected to have has been destroyed in battle, and that he is to return at once to England. Having secured Franklin's support, Wilson ignores the order and proceeds with the original plan. The commandos board a battered British minesweeper packed with explosives, cross the Channel, and successfully ram the dock where the Nazi high command is located. Although he is badly injured and unable to go ashore with the others to destroy secondary targets, Wilson detonates the explosive device on the minesweeper and sacrifices his life in demolishing the Iron Coast.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Adventure
War
Release Date
Mar 1968
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Oakmont Productions
Distribution Company
United Artists
Country
United States
Location
England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (DeLuxe)

Articles

Attack on the Iron Coast


Canadian commandos take on a Nazi post on the coast of France.
Attack On The Iron Coast

Attack on the Iron Coast

Canadian commandos take on a Nazi post on the coast of France.

Quotes

Trivia

Great chunks of Ron Goodwin's score from 633 Squadron (1964) was reused without credit.

Notes

Filmed on location in Great Britain and released there in 1968.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring March 1968

Released in United States Spring March 1968