The Dam Busters 67 years old

The Dam Busters

The story of the conception of a new British weapon for smashing the German dams in the Ruhr industrial complex and the execution of the raid by 617 Squadron 'The Dam Busters'.

Credits

The Dam Busters Cast

Name Character
Robert Shaw He was 28, 51 years old when he died as Flt / Sgt. J. Pulford, D.F.M.
George Baker He was 24, 80 years old when he died as Flight Lieutenant D. J. H. Maltby, D.S.O., D.F.C.
Michael Redgrave He was 47, 77 years old when he died as Doctor B. N. Wallis, C.B.E., F.R.S.
John Fraser He was 97, 69 years old when he died as Flight Lieutenant J. V. Hopgood, D.F.C.
Laurence Naismith He was 46, 83 years old when he died as Farmer
Frederick Leister He was 69, 84 years old when he died as Committee Member
Colin Tapley He was 48, 88 years old when he died as Doctor W.H. Glanville, C.B., C.B.E.
Bill Kerr He was 33, now 100 years old as Flight Lieutenant H. B. Martin, D.S.O., D.F.C., A.F.C.
Ursula Jeans She was 49, 66 years old when she died as Mrs. Wallis
Richard Todd He was 36, 90 years old when he died as Wing Commander Guy Gibson, V.C., D.S.O., D.F.C.
Basil Sydney He was 61, 73 years old when he died as Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris G.C.B., O.B.E., A.F.C.
Ewen Solon He was 38, 67 years old when he died as Flight Sergeant G. E. Powell
Nigel Stock He was 36, 66 years old when he died as Flying / Off. F. M. Spafford, D.F.C., D.F.M.
Derek Farr He was 43, 74 years old when he died as Group Captain J. N. H. Whitworth, D.S.O., D.F.C.
Harold Siddons He was 32, 41 years old when he died as Group Signals Officer
Brewster Mason He was 33, 64 years old when he died as Flt / Lt. R. D. Trevor-Roper, D.F.C., D.F.M.
Hugh Moxey as Observer at Trials
Raymond Huntley He was 51, 86 years old when he died as Official, National Physical Laboratory
Richard Leech He was 32, 81 years old when he died as Squadron Leader H. M. Young, D.F.C.
Tony Doonan He was 27, now 94 years old as Flt / Lt. R. E. G. Hutchison, D.F.C.
Patrick Barr He was 47, 77 years old when he died as Captain Joseph (Mutt) Summers, C.B.E.
Stanley Van Beers He was 44, 50 years old when he died as Sir David Pye, C.B., F.R.S.
Charles Carson He was 1, 20 years old when he died as Doctor
Basil Appleby as Flight Lieutenant R. C. Hay, D.F.C.
Ernest Clark He was 43, 82 years old when he died as Air Vice-Marshal The Hon. Ralph Cochrane G.B.E., K.C.B., A.F.C.
Edwin Styles He was 56, 61 years old when he died as Observer at Trials
Laidman Browne He was 58, 64 years old when he died as Committee Member

The Dam Busters Crew

Name Department
Harold V. King as Recording Supervision. Sound
George Blackwell as Special Effects. He was 410 (68) years old when He died Crew
Robert Lennard as Casting Director. He was 45 (89) years old when He died Production
Leighton Lucas as Music. He was 52 (79) years old when He died Sound
Erwin Hillier as Director of Photography. He was 44 (93) years old when He died Camera
Erwin Hillier as Aerial Camera. He was 44 (93) years old when He died Camera
Robert Jones as Art Direction. Art
R.C. Sherriff as Screenplay. He was 59 (79) years old when He died Writing
Paul Brickhill as Author. He was 38 (74) years old when He died Writing
Guy Gibson as Author. He was 37 (26) years old when He died Writing
Norman Warwick as Camera Operator. He was 35 (74) years old when He died Camera
Stuart Freeborn as Makeup Artist. He was 41 (98) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Richard Best as Editor. He was 39 (88) years old when He died Editing
Gordon Scott as Production Manager. He was 28 (80) years old when He died Production
The Dam Busters poster
The Dam Busters (67 years)

  • Release day: Monday, May 16, 1955
  • Runtime: 124 minutes