Cockleshell Heroes details
|Starring:||Anthony Newley, Trevor Howard, Jose Ferrer, Dora Bryan, Victor Maddern|
|Run time:||1 hour 33 minutes|
|Rental release:||27 Dec 2004|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Wonderful MovieBy themadpanner (138 reviews) from colchester , 10 Jan 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]What a treat,I've been waiting years for this movie to come out and what a
wonderful job Columbia have done on it.
The picture quality is astonishing, full
16:9 frame the only things missing are extras of which many would be available.
The story is based on fact WW11 marines
and mini subs. FANTASTIC MOVIE, I'm off
to buy it today.
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A Classic of its GenreBy OscarFreak (483 reviews) from London , 09 Jan 2013I enjoyed this version of the raid on Bordeaux by the marines in their 2 man canoes, and the lead up to the operation taking place. A certain amount of jingoism was allowed in 1954 but the final sequence of the ships being blown up has not stood the test of time and the reality was a much smaller number were actually damaged.
Cockleshell HeroesBy Emjay69 (341 reviews) from Kidlington, Oxford , 02 Dec 2010Another good old war film that typifies the era in which it was made. Well worth a watch even if it is a going nowhere sort of film. Don't get me wrong, there's plenty of action but I've seen much better.
cockleshell heroesBy a customer from Melton Mowbray , 02 Dec 2009was an exalent war film to watch
Cockleshell HeroesBy KHRANDRASS (163 reviews) from Cheadle , 14 Jul 2009In world war 2, Royal Marine Major Stringer and captain Thompson chose volunteers for an unknown job. They trained the volunteers intensively in top secrecy for more than a year and then embarked with them on the most dangerous mission of the war- the canoe invasion of an enemy-held french port for the purpose of blowing up giant battleships.
The ten 'canoe commandoes' were carried to their jump off point by submarine despite a depth-charge attack. Facing fantastic hazards, they paddled 70 miles through enemy waters to complete their mission.But only two survivors would return.
Patriotic blatherBy VFF (105 reviews) from London , 09 Apr 2009This has a slapstack element to it, which downplays the loss of war with elements of farce. There is a lot of patriotic blather in it as well. Definitely a film of it's time which aimed to act as a recruiting sergeant for the navy. Not a patch on the Cruel Sea or the Dambusters. As a film reflective of its time, it has some interest.
A documentary about the real raid would be better. A bit disappointing.