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THE DAM BUSTERS (1955)

THE DAM BUSTERS <span>(1955)</span> artwork

THE DAM BUSTERS (1955)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 122

Release dates 04/06/2018, 17/05/2018, 04/09/2007

Ratings Info racist terms, mild bad language

Genre(s) War, Drama, Action

Director(s) Michael Anderson

Cast includes Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Basil Sydney, Ursula Jeans, Derek Farr, Ernest Clark

Summary THE DAM BUSTERS is a British war film, from 1955, in which British forces plan and execute a daring attack on Germany's Ruhr Dams during World War II.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Parental guidance iconPG

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 25/08/2007

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE DAM BUSTERS is a British war film, from 1955, in which British forces plan and execute a daring attack on Germany's Ruhr Dams during World War II.

Discrimination

One of the main characters owns a dog called 'Nigger'. The dog's name is spoken a number of times, without any apparent racist intent, and reflects cultural attitudes of the time that would be unacceptable today. It also reflects the actual name of the real-life mascot of 617 Squadron during World War II.

Language

There is infrequent mild bad language ('bloody') alongside milder terms such as 'damn', 'hell' and 'God'.

There is undetailed war violence, including gunfire, explosions and planes crashing.

A dog is hit by a car, but there is no visual detail.

There are also several scenes in which characters smoke cigarettes.

Details

Title
THE DAM BUSTERS
Year
1955
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Studio Canal,Optimum Releasing,Warner Home Video Ltd,Assoc. British Pathe Ltd
Classified date(s)
28/03/2018
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF008554

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