Battle of Britain (1969) United Kingdom
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Director:Guy Hamilton
Studio:MGM (Video & DVD)
Producer:John Palmer
Writer:Wilfred Greatorex
Rating:4.0 (150 votes)
Date Added:2009-04-18
Purchased At:CDON
Purchased On:2009-04-17
Genre:Action & Adventure
Picture Format:Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:2.35:1
Sound:Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:English, Finnish
Guy Hamilton  ...  (Director)
Wilfred Greatorex  ...  (Writer)
Michael Caine  ...  
Trevor Howard  ...  
Karl-Otto Alberty  ...  
Alexander Allerson  ...  
Harry Andrews  ...  
Summary: There's something about this film that's so irresistible, despite its grandiose manipulation. Maybe because it recounts the greatest air battle in history, achieving the greatest aerial battle in film history. Maybe because it has such a terrific cast (Harry Andrews, Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Curt Jurgens, Laurence Olivier, Nigel Patrick, Christopher Plummer, Michael Redgrave, Ralph Richardson, Robert Shaw, Patrick Wymark, and Edward Fox). Maybe because it's so technically well-made, thanks to the Bond team of producer Harry Saltzman and director Guy Hamilton and the great cinematographer Freddie Young. Or maybe because there is something truly riveting about watching the British kick the Nazis back to Germany. "--Bill Desowitz"