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Heroes of War Collection: Volume 1 (1954)

Region: 2
UPC/Barcode: 5055201813756
Released: 11th October 2010
Release type: Retail / Rental
No. of Discs: 3
Catalogue No: OPTD1971
Category: Feature, War
Format: DVD / Box Set
Heroes of War Collection: Volume 1 (1954) (Box Set) (Retail / Rental)


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Film information

Story: Triple bill of WWII movies. In 'Against the Wind' (1947), at the height of the war, a group of men and women are gathered together in London to be trained as spies. However, there is a traitor in their midst. 'The Dam Busters' (1954), adapted from the book by Paul Brickhill, is based on the true story of Dr Barnes Wallis (Michael Redgrave), whose invention of the 'Bouncing Bomb' is greeted with much scepticism. However, RAF Wing Commander Guy Gibson proves the bomb's worth in a daring mission to destroy the German Ruhr Dams. The film also stars Richard Todd and Ursula Jeans. Docu-drama 'The Colditz Story' (1954), adapted from the book by P.R. Reid, stars John Mills, Eric Portman and Lionel Jeffries, and re-tells the experiences of Allied prisoners-of-war who were held in Colditz Castle. These POWs were strictly monitored as they were a high risk category and had constantly tried to escape whichever prison they where previously placed in. Despite being outnumbered by their guards, the prisoners of Colditz continued to achieve their goal - freedom.

Starring: Simone Signoret, Robert Beatty, Jack Warner, Gordon Jackson, Paul Dupuis, Gisele Preville, John Slater, Peter Illing, James Robertson Justice, Michael Redgrave, Richard Todd, Basil Sydney, Ursula Jeans, Derek Farr, Robert Shaw, Bill Kerr, John Fraser, Richard Leech, Patrick Barr, George Baker, John Mills, Eric Portman, Christopher Rhodes, Lionel Jeffries, Bryan Forbes, Ian Carmichael, Richard Wattis, Frederick Valk, Anton Diffring, Eugene Deckers, Theodore Bikel, Dennis Shaw

Cinematographer: Lionel Banes, Erwin Hillier, Gordon Dines

Directed by: Charles Crichton, Michael Anderson, Guy Hamilton

Music by: Leslie Bridgewater, Leighton Lucas, Eric Coates, Louis Levy, Francis Chagrin

Produced by: Sidney Cole, Robert Clark, W. A. Whittaker, Ivan Foxwell

Written by: T.E.B. Clarke, Michael Pertwee, R.C. Sherriff, Guy Gibson, Paul Brickhill, Ivan Foxwell, Guy Hamilton

DVD information

Studio/distributor: Optimum Home Entertainment

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