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Dunkirk (1958)




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One of the most significant moments in the history of British warfare is given reverent but reserved treatment in this movie. The film takes place during the 1940 evacuation of Allied troops across the English channel. One party of British soldiers becomes detached from the rest of the retreating Allies.

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John Mills
as Cpl. 'Tubby' Bins
Robert Urquhart
as Pvt. Mike
Meredith Edwards
as Pvt. Dave Bellman
Ray Jackson
as Pvt. Barlow
Anthony Nicholls
as Military Spokesman
Bernard Lee
as Charles Foreman
Sean Barrett
as Frankie
Victor Maddern
as Merchant Seaman
Maxine Audley
as Diana Foreman
Kenneth Cope
as Lt. Lumpkin
Patricia Plunkett
as Grace Holden
Eddie Byrne
as Commander
Warwick Ashton
as Battery Sgt. Major
Peter Halliday
as Battery Major
Cyril Raymond
as Viscount Gort
Nicholas Hannen
as Vice Adm. Ramsey
Michael Gwynn
as Commander
Fred Griffiths
as Old Sweet
Christopher Rhodes
as Sergeant on Beaches
Patrick Allen
as Sergeant
Lloyd Lamble
as Staff Colonel
John Welsh
as Staff Colonel
Harry Landis
as Dr. Lt. Levy
Joss Ambler
as Small Boat Owner
Frederick Piper
as Small Boat Owner
Bernard Cribbins
as Thirsty Sailor
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Critic Reviews for Dunkirk

All Critics (5)

It's a dry, almost lifeless account, with even the deaths seeming stodgy and silent-film-acting melodramatic.

April 27, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The cast is peppered with excellent actors to little effect.

March 23, 2021 | Full Review…

Perhaps surprisingly, this older Dunkirk is less sentimental and more cynical than the Christopher Nolan blockbuster.

April 17, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Seconds before the next raid by German divebombers, Britons on a French beach are shown praying for divine deliverance in a scene from this honest and stirring British film.

October 23, 2019 | Full Review…

While handling a legendary-by now almost a sacred-subject, and with an admiring sense of its heroism, it is not afraid to show those who were involved in it as men first and heroes second.

July 12, 2018 | Full Review…

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