Battle of Britain
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Battle of Britain

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Director: Guy Hamilton

Cast: Guy Hamilton, Harry Andrews, Trevor Howard, Michael Caine

     
 

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James Bond-flick director Guy Hamilton helmed this episodic, all-star World War II film. With Sir Laurence Olivier heading up an ensemble cast as flight commander Sir Hugh Dowdling, The Battle of Britain pays tribute to other nationalities instrumental in fending off the waves of Luftwaffe planes, notably the expatriate Polish and Czech pilots. Trevor Howard,See more details below

Overview

James Bond-flick director Guy Hamilton helmed this episodic, all-star World War II film. With Sir Laurence Olivier heading up an ensemble cast as flight commander Sir Hugh Dowdling, The Battle of Britain pays tribute to other nationalities instrumental in fending off the waves of Luftwaffe planes, notably the expatriate Polish and Czech pilots. Trevor Howard, Michael Caine, and Michael Redgrave also populate the cast.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/2005
UPC:
0027616923431
Original Release:
1969
Rating:
G
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Time:
2:12:00

Special Features

Disc 1: Feature-length audio commentary with director Guy Hamilton, aerial-sequence director Bernard Williams, and historian Paul Arnett; optional William Walton score.
Disc 2: "The Battle for The Battle of Britain" documentary; "Authenticity in the Air" featurette; "Authenticity in the Air" featurette; "A Film for the Few" featurette; "Recollections of an RAF Squadron Leader" featurette; "Images from the Sky" featurette.

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Harry Andrews Senior Civil Servant
Trevor Howard Air Vice Marshal Keith Park
Michael Caine Squadron Leader Canfield
Curd Jurgens Baron Von Richter
Ralph Richardson Sir David
Ian McShane Sgt. Pilot Andy
Laurence Olivier Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding
Kenneth More Group Capt. Baker
Michael Redgrave Air Vice Marshal Evill
Nigel Patrick Group Capt. Hope
Christopher Plummer Squadron Leader Colin Harvey
Robert Shaw Squadron Leader Skipper
Patrick Wymark Air Vice Marshal Trafford Leigh-Mallory
Susannah York Section Officer Maggie Harvey
Michael Bates Warrant Officer Warrick
James Cosmo Jamie
Robert Flemyng Wing Cmdr. Willoughby
Barry Foster Squadron Leader Edwards
Edward Fox Pilot Officer Archie
W.G. Foxley Squadron Leader Evans
Sarah Lawson Skipper's Wife
Peter Hager Feldmarschall Kesselring
Wolf Harnisch Gen. Fink
Rolf Stiefel Adolf Hitler
Karl Otto Alberty Luftwaffe Chief of Staff
John Baskcomb Farmer
Isla Blair Mrs. Andy
Tom Chatto Willoughby's Asst. Controller
David Griffin Sgt. Pilot Chris
Jack Gwillim Senior Air Staff Officer
Duncan Lamont Flight Sgt. Arthur
Mark Malicz Pasco
Andre Maranne French NCO
Anthony Nicholls Minister
Nicholas Pennell Simon
Hein Reiss Reichmarschall Goering
Jean Waldon Jean-Jacques
Manfred Reddemann Maj. Falke
Alexander Allerson Maj. Brandt

Technical Credits
Guy Hamilton Director
Malcolm Arnold Score Composer
Bert Bates Editor
David Bracknill Cinematographer
Hans Brustellin Consultant/advisor
Maurice Carter Art Director
Derek Cracknell Asst. Director
Bert Davey Art Director
Gordon Everett Sound/Sound Designer
Benjamin Fisz Producer,Screenwriter
Franz Frodl Consultant/advisor
Adolf Galland Consultant/advisor
Ron Goodwin Score Composer
Wilford Greatorex Screenwriter
Bob Huke Cinematographer
William Hutchinson Art Director
James Kennaway Screenwriter
Jack Maxsted Art Director
Gordon K. McCallum Sound/Sound Designer
Gil Parrondo Art Director
Cliff John Richardson Special Effects
Glen Robinson Special Effects
Harry Saltzman Producer
Harry Slatzman Producer
Sydney Streeter Production Designer
Wally Veevers Special Effects
William Walton Score Composer
Freddie Young Cinematographer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Battle of Britain
1. Start [12:16]
2. Preparations [1:23]
3. "What's Stopping You?" [3:08]
4. Flight Training [3:50]
5. Bad Odds & Prayers [4:36]
6. Jackdaw Inn [5:55]
7. The German Strategy [5:36]
8. Entering Ground Raids [1:24]
9. First the Radar... [4:03]
10. ...Then the Airfields [4:10]
11. Squadron Scramble [3:35]
12. Assessing the toil [:26]
13. An Easy Victory [4:17]
14. They're Coming Back [5:15]
15. Momentary Security [2:15]
16. "Just Blew Up!" [5:22]
17. Losing the Battle [5:14]
18. Shy Interlude [:57]
19. Bombs Over Berllin [1:50]
20. Hitler's Propaganda [4:13]
21. London Is Burning [2:26]
22. Safe Harbor [4:36]
23. Language Barriers [3:30]
24. A Big German Blunder? [6:37]
25. Objective: Destroy RAF [1:10]
26. Bad News & Good Flyers [1:42]
27. The Right Numbers [6:42]
28. "End of the Beginning" [7:53]

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