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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

25th October 2005

132 mins

3rd June 2008

132 mins

Luftschlacht um England
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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