Battle of Britain (1969)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Harry Andrews Senior Civil Servant
Trevor Howard Air Vice Marshal Keith Park
Michael Caine Squadron Leader Canfield
Curd Jurgens Baron Von Richter
Ralph Richardson Sir David
Ian McShane Sgt. Pilot Andy
Kenneth More Group Capt. Baker
Michael Redgrave Air Vice Marshal Evill
Laurence Olivier Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding
Nigel Patrick Group Capt. Hope
Christopher Plummer Squadron Leader Colin Harvey
Robert Shaw Squadron Leader Skipper
Patrick Wymark Air Vice Marshal Trafford Leigh-Mallory
Susannah York Section Officer Maggie Harvey
Michael Bates Warrant Officer Warrick
Curt Jurgens
Curd J├╝rgens Baron von Richter
Movie Details
Genre Action; Drama; War; World War II
Director Guy Hamilton
Producer Benjamin Fisz; Harry Saltzman
Writer Wilfred Greatorex; James Kennaway
Studio MGM / UA; MGM (Video & DVD); MGM/UA
Language English
Audience Rating G
Running Time 2 hr 12 mins
Country USA
Color Color
James Bond-flick director Guy Hamilton manages to retain dramatic focus throughout the episodic, all-star The Battle of Britain . No one star dominates the proceedings, though Sir Laurence Olivier , as flight commander Sir Hugh Dowdling, comes close. In Longest Day fashion, the film pays tribute to other nationalities instrumental in fending off the waves of Luftwaffe planes, notably the expatriate Polish and Czech pilots. Unfortunately, the Germans — with a few exceptions, notably Curt Jurgens — are portrayed as apoplectic caricatures, making the casual viewer wonder how they were ever able to man the controls of a plane, much less bomb London into near-rubble. The most poignant scene involves a bus-station shelter and the little boy taken for a "short walk." Budgeted at $10 million, Battle of Britain is most effective in its spectacular, harrowingly re-created aviation scenes. — Hal Erickson
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It Yes
Index 27
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 2003
Purchase Price $10.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links IMDB
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Theatrical Widescreen (2.35:1)
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 027616885760
Release Date 2003
Subtitles English; French; Spanish; English (Closed Captioned)
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Dolby Digital Mono [English]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen