The Battle of Britain


Guy Hamilton

The story of Hitler's attempt to win air superiority over the Brits in WWII. All star, big budget, big action film delivers. One of the very best. Special mention for Ron Goodwin's score who briefly takes a back seat to a brilliant piece written by classical composer, William Walton. Highly recommended.

Run, live to fly, fly to live, do or die
Run, live to fly, fly to live, Aces high

15th September 1969

24th October 1969

La Bataille d'Angleterre
2nd August 2005

127 mins

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132 mins

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132 mins

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10th December 2008

133 mins

1st January 2009

127 mins

Harry Andrews
Senior Civil Servant
Michael Caine
Squadron Leader Canfield
Trevor Howard
Air Vice Marshal Keith Park,
Commanding 11 Group RAF
Curd Jürgens
Baron von Richter
(as Curt Jurgens)
Ian McShane
Sergeant Pilot Andy
Kenneth More
Group Captain Baker
Laurence Olivier
Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding,
CinC RAF Fighter Command
Nigel Patrick
Group Captain Hope
Christopher Plummer
Squadron Leader Colin Harvey RCAF
Michael Redgrave
Air Vice Marshal Douglas Evill,
Senior Air Staff Officer
RAF Fighter Command
Ralph Richardson
Sir David Kelly, British Ambassador to Switzerland
Robert Shaw
Squadron Leader "Skipper"
Patrick Wymark
Air Vice Marshal Trafford Leigh-Mallory,
Commanding 12 Group RAF
Susannah York
Section Officer Maggie Harvey
Michael Bates
Warrant Officer Warrick
Isla Blair
Andy's Wife
John Baskcomb
(as John Bascomb)
Tom Chatto
Willoughby's Assistant Controller
James Cosmo
Robert Flemyng
Wing Commander Willoughby
Barry Foster
Squadron Leader Edwards
Edward Fox
Pilot Officer Archie
W.G. Foxley
Squadron Leader Tom Evans
David Griffin
Sergeant Pilot Chris
Jack Gwillim
Senior Air Staff Officer
Myles Hoyle
Duncan Lamont
Flight Sergeant Arthur
Sarah Lawson
Skipper's Wife
Mark Malicz
André Maranne
French NCO
Anthony Nicholls
Nicholas Pennell
Andrzej Scibor
Jean Wladon
Jean Jacques,
French Liasion Officer
Wilfried von Aacken
Oberst Theodor Osterkamp,
Commanding Jadgeschwader 51
Karl-Otto Alberty
Generalmajor Hans Jeschonnek,
Luftwaffe General Chief of Staff
Alexander Allerson
Major Brandt
Dietrich Frauboes
Field Marshal Milch (Inspector General, Luftwaffe)
Alf Jungermann
Brandt's Navigator
Peter Hager
Generalfeldmarschall Albert Kesselring,
Commanding Luftflotte 2
Wolf Harnisch
Generalmajor Johannes Fink,
Commanding Kampfgeschwader2
(as Wolf Harnish)
Reinhard Horras
Helmut Kircher
Paul Neuhaus
Major Föhn
Malte Petzel
Oberst Joseph "Beppo" Schmid,
Head, Military Intelligence Branch
Manfred Reddemann
Major Falke
Hein Riess
Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring
Rolf Stiefel
Adolf Hitler
Vincent Harding
Hitler's Aide-de-Camp
Eileen Peel
Lady Kelly
Clifford Parrish
Kelly's Butler
Richardson Morgan
British Embassy Valet
Desmond Jordan
General Staff Officer
Michael Guest
General Staff Officer
Alan Tucker
Sergeant Pilot Charlie Lambert
Hans Brustellin
German Batman
Paul Hansard
George Roubicek
Sergeant Pilot Huber,
Major Falke's crew
Brian Grellis
RAF Corporal Ernie (Radar)
Graham Armitage
Radar Officer
A.J. Brown
Air Observer
Geoffrey King
Air Observer
Michael Trubshawe
Air Observer
Geoffrey Morris
Air Observer
Pat Heywood
WAAF Corporal Seymour
Alvar Lidell
BBC News Announcer (voice)
Basil Dignam
Tactical Records Officer
John Savident
RAF Officer
Paul Angelis
Corporal Fitter Albert
Eric Dodson
RAF Officer
Jack Le White
Andy's Taxi Driver
John Comer
George Merritt
Hilda Barry
Old Lady
Kathleen St. John
Old Lady
Alister Williamson
Air Raid Warden
Reg Lye
Steve Morley
Boy Watching Archie's
Parachute Landing
Leslie Schofield
Aircraft Handler
David McKail
Leading Aircraftman Arnold
Nick Tate
RAF Officer
Reg Thomason
RAF Sergeant
Winifred Sabine
Woman in Air Raid Shelter Hall
Gareth Forwood
Pilot Officer Alistair
Richard Morant
Replacement pilot, Red Section ("Red 2")
Paddy Frost
Kate Binchy
Frank Sussman
ADC in Intelligence Maps Office
Hans Heinz
1st staff officer
David Quilter
'A' Station Pilot
Barry Halliday
'A' Station Pilot
Clive Scott
'A' Station Pilot
George Tarry
'A' Station Pilot
Chris Tranchell
'A' Station Pilot
Stuart Hoyle
'A' Station Pilot
Johnnie Kettle
Small Boy
Illona Linthwaite
Dagobert Walter
Hans Falke
Jan Jürgens
Luftwaffe Officer at Wissant
Dieter Asner
Infantry Sergeant
Horst Johanning
sergeant pilots, Major Föhn's crew
Douglas Nottage
Sergeant Pilot, Major Föhn's crew
Nicky Beaumont
Member of Föhn's Crew
Franz Van Norde
Member of Föehn's Crew
Peter Wesp
Member of Föhn's Crew
Harald Meister
Pilot - Föhn's Crew
Hugo Panczak
Member of Falke's Crew
Günter Clemens
Member of Falke's Crew
Hilary Minster
Member of Falke's Crew
Ingo Mogendorf
Member of Falke's Crew
J. Eduard Taylor
Member of Falke's Crew
Leslie Lawton
GPO Assistant
Steven Counterman
Teenager Playing At Docks
Harry Fielder
Carole Lorimer
Dempsey Cook
Young Boy
Paul Griffiths
Young Boy
Karinna Albertson
Pam Rose
WAF in the plotting room
Paul Tropea
Peasant Boy
Rosetta Tropea
Peasant Girl
German Bomber Co-Pilot
German Soldier
David Webb
(scenes deleted)
Maria Holmes

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