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  • The Cockleshell Heroes (1955)
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    97 min | Action, Drama, War
The Cockleshell Heroes (1955)
Approved
97 min | Action, Drama, War

During World War II, German ships are "safely" docked upriver at Bordeaux, but the British send a team of kayakers to attack them.
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Bryan Forbes (screenplay) | Richard Maibaum (screenplay) | George Kent (story)
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Updated Nov 16, 1955

Release date
Mar 27, 1956 (United States)

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53 cast members
Name Known for
José Ferrer
Major Geoffrey Stringer Major Geoffrey Stringer   See fewer
Trevor Howard
Captain Hugh Thompson Captain Hugh Thompson   See fewer
Dora Bryan
Myrtle Myrtle   See fewer
Christopher Lee
Lieutenant-Commander Greaves Lieutenant-Commander Greaves   See fewer
Victor Maddern
Marine Sgt. Craig Marine Sgt. Craig   See fewer
Anthony Newley
Marine Clarke Marine Clarke   See fewer
David Lodge
Marine Ruddock Marine Ruddock   See fewer
Peter Arne
Marine Corporal Stevens Marine Corporal Stevens   See fewer
Percy Herbert
Marine Lomas Marine Lomas   See fewer
Graham Stewart
Marine Booth Marine Booth   See fewer
John Fabian
Marine Cooney Marine Cooney   See fewer
John Van Eyssen
Marine Bradley Marine Bradley   See fewer
Robert Desmond
Marine Todd Marine Todd   See fewer
Walter Fitzgerald
Gestapo Commandant Gestapo Commandant   See fewer
Karel Stepanek
Assistant Gestapo Officer Assistant Gestapo Officer   See fewer
Beatrice Campbell
Mrs. Ruddock Mrs. Ruddock   See fewer
Sydney Tafler
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
Gladys Henson
Barmaid Barmaid   See fewer
Jacques B. Brunius
French Fisherman (as Jacques Brunius) French Fisherman (as Jacques Brunius)   See fewer
Andreas Malandrinos
French Fisherman (as Andrea Malandrinos) French Fisherman (as Andrea Malandrinos)   See fewer
Judith Furse
W.V.S. Woman W.V.S. Woman   See fewer
Patric Doonan
Claridge - Sailor in Pub Claridge - Sailor in Pub   See fewer
John Adams
Man in Pub (uncredited) Man in Pub (uncredited)   See fewer
Chris Adcock
German Soldier (uncredited) German Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
Derek Aylward
Marine Sergeant with Moustache (uncredited) Marine Sergeant with Moustache (uncredited)   See fewer
Sheila Aza
WAAC (uncredited) WAAC (uncredited)   See fewer
John Blythe
Maurice - Mrs. Ruddock's Lodger (uncredited) Maurice - Mrs. Ruddock's Lodger (uncredited)   See fewer
Eddie Boyce
Barman (uncredited) Barman (uncredited)   See fewer
Bill Brandon
Captain (uncredited) Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
Maurice Bush
German Soldier (uncredited) German Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack Carter
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
Tony Castleton
Seaman (uncredited) Seaman (uncredited)   See fewer
Jess Conrad
Sailor in Pub (uncredited) Sailor in Pub (uncredited)   See fewer
Bill Cummings
Seaman (uncredited) Seaman (uncredited)   See fewer
Fred Haggerty
Marine (uncredited) Marine (uncredited)   See fewer
Charles Hammond
Marine (uncredited) Marine (uncredited)   See fewer
Aidan Harrington
Man in Pub (uncredited) Man in Pub (uncredited)   See fewer
Frank Hawkins
Ambulanceman (uncredited) Ambulanceman (uncredited)   See fewer
Eric Henderson
Landlord (uncredited) Landlord (uncredited)   See fewer
Russell Hunter
Submarine Sonar Operator (uncredited) Submarine Sonar Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
Barry Johns
Marine / Pub Patron (uncredited) Marine / Pub Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
Sam Kydd
Truck Driver (uncredited) Truck Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
Mary Maxfield
Wren (uncredited) Wren (uncredited)   See fewer
Roger Maxwell
Train Passenger (uncredited) Train Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
Pat McGrath
Marine Bellamy (uncredited) Marine Bellamy (uncredited)   See fewer
Colin McKenzie
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Antic Melkior
Marine (uncredited) Marine (uncredited)   See fewer
Norman Morris
Man in pub (uncredited) Man in pub (uncredited)   See fewer
John Payne
Marine Delivering Confidential Message (uncredited) Marine Delivering Confidential Message (uncredited)   See fewer
Aubrey Richards
Submariner (uncredited) Submariner (uncredited)   See fewer
Fred Stroud
Marine (uncredited) Marine (uncredited)   See fewer
Harry Van Engel
Sailor (uncredited) Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
Yana
Wren Singer in Pub (uncredited) Wren Singer in Pub (uncredited)   See fewer
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