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The Cockleshell Heroes (1955)

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97 min | Action, War, Drama

During World War II, German ships are "safely" docked upriver at Bordeaux, but the British send a team of kayakers to attack them.
Writers
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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36 cast members
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José Ferrer
Major Geoffrey Stringer Major Geoffrey Stringer   See fewer
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Trevor Howard
Captain Hugh Thompson Captain Hugh Thompson   See fewer
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Dora Bryan
Myrtle Myrtle   See fewer
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Christopher Lee
Commander Dick Raikes - Submarine Commander Commander Dick Raikes - Submarine Commander   See fewer
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Victor Maddern
Marine Sgt. Craig Marine Sgt. Craig   See fewer
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Anthony Newley
Marine Clarke Marine Clarke   See fewer
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David Lodge
Marine Ruddock Marine Ruddock   See fewer
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Peter Arne
Marine Corporal Stevens Marine Corporal Stevens   See fewer
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Percy Herbert
Marine Lomas Marine Lomas   See fewer
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Graham Stewart
Marine Booth Marine Booth   See fewer
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John Fabian
Marine Cooney Marine Cooney   See fewer
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John Van Eyssen
Marine Bradley Marine Bradley   See fewer
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Robert Desmond
Marine Todd Marine Todd   See fewer
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Walter Fitzgerald
Gestapo Commandant Gestapo Commandant   See fewer
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Karel Stepanek
Assistant Gestapo Officer Assistant Gestapo Officer   See fewer
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Beatrice Campbell
Mrs. Ruddock Mrs. Ruddock   See fewer
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Sydney Tafler
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
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Gladys Henson
Barmaid Barmaid   See fewer
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Jacques B. Brunius
French Fisherman (as Jacques Brunius) French Fisherman (as Jacques Brunius)   See fewer
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Andreas Malandrinos
French Fisherman (as Andrea Malandrinos) French Fisherman (as Andrea Malandrinos)   See fewer
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Judith Furse
W.V.S. Woman W.V.S. Woman   See fewer
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Patric Doonan
Claridge - Sailor in Pub Claridge - Sailor in Pub   See fewer
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Chris Adcock
German Soldier (uncredited) German Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Blythe
Maurice - Mrs. Ruddock's Lodger (uncredited) Maurice - Mrs. Ruddock's Lodger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Brandon
Captain (uncredited) Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jess Conrad
Sailor in Pub (uncredited) Sailor in Pub (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Cummings
Seaman (uncredited) Seaman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Haggerty
Marine (uncredited) Marine (uncredited)   See fewer
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Aidan Harrington
Man in Pub (uncredited) Man in Pub (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Kydd
Truck Driver (uncredited) Truck Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Maxfield
Wren (uncredited) Wren (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat McGrath
Marine (uncredited) Marine (uncredited)   See fewer
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Colin McKenzie
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Antic Melkior
Marine (uncredited) Marine (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Stroud
Marine (uncredited) Marine (uncredited)   See fewer
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Yana
Wren Singer in Pub (uncredited) Wren Singer in Pub (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.6 / 10 | 1,503 votes