The Cockleshell Heroes

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During WWII, a team of Royal Marines are sent on a perilous mission to infiltrate and destroy an impregnable harbour in German-occupied France in The Cockleshell Heroes. At the height of the Second World War, a battalion of German ships are safely... read more

During WWII, a team of Royal Marines are sent on a perilous mission to infiltrate and destroy an impregnable harbour in German-occupied France in The Cockleshell Heroes. At the height of the Second World War, a battalion of German ships are safely docked at the “unassailable” port of Bordeaux. Newly promoted Major Stringer (José Ferrer, also behind the camera as director) has a unique idea – send a team of commandos out in collapsable canoes, have them paddle seventy miles upriver in arduous conditions and blow up the German ships with limpet mines. Also starring Trevor Howard and Christopher Lee, The Cockleshell Heroes is the true story of one of the most daring raids in British military history, and Eureka Classics is proud to present the film in it’s worldwide debut on Blu-ray.

Original Release

11/21/1955

US Release

03/27/1956

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Cast

Trevor Howard Captain Hugh Thompson / Captain Thompson
Jose Ferrer Major Geoffrey Stringer / Major Stringer
Anthony Newley Marine Clarke
Victor Maddern Marine Sgt. Craig / Sgt. Craig
Percy Herbert Marine Lomas
David Lodge Marine Ruddock
Peter Arne Marine Corporal Stevens / Marine Stevens
Graham Stewart Marine Booth
John Van Eyssen Marine Bradley
Robert Desmond Marine Todd
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Jose Ferrer

Writers

Bryan Forbes, Richard Maibaum, George Kent

Cast

Trevor Howard Captain Hugh Thompson / Captain Thompson
Jose Ferrer Major Geoffrey Stringer / Major Stringer
Anthony Newley Marine Clarke
Victor Maddern Marine Sgt. Craig / Sgt. Craig
Percy Herbert Marine Lomas
David Lodge Marine Ruddock
Peter Arne Marine Corporal Stevens / Marine Stevens
Graham Stewart Marine Booth
John Van Eyssen Marine Bradley
Robert Desmond Marine Todd
Walter Fitzgerald Gestapo Commandant / Gestapo Comdt.
Karel Stepanek Assistant Gestapo Officer
Dora Bryan Myrtle / Myrtie
Beatrice Campbell Mrs. Ruddock / Mrs Ruddock
Sydney Tafler Policeman
Christopher Lee Commander Dick Raikes - Submarine Commander / Submarine Commander Alan Grieves
Gladys Henson Barmaid
Jacques B. Brunius French Fisherman
Andreas Malandrinos French Fisherman
Judith Furse W.V.S. Woman

Producers

Albert R. Broccoli Executive Producer
Irving Allen Executive Producer
Phil C. Samuel Producer

Editors

Alan Osbiston

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