• Battle of Britain (1969)

Battle of Britain

Release Date: 1969

DVD Release Date: May 20th, 2003

G |2 hr 12 min

Plot Summary

At a seminal moment in World War II, British Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding (Laurence Olivier) must rally his outnumbered pilots against Hitler's feared Luftwaffe. Besieged by German bombing runs, the Brits counter with an aggressive air campaign of their own. Within months, the Nazis find themselves on the run, thanks to Dowding's tactical genius and the work of talented squadron leaders (Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer) and other brave patriots.

Cast: Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, Robert Shaw, Susannah York, Trevor Howard, Curd Jürgens, Ian McShane

Director: Guy Hamilton

Genres: Action , Drama , War

Production Co: Spitfire Productions

Keywords: Tense, Gripping, London, Sacrifice, 1940s, Underdog, Soldier, England

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Awards

Nominated Soundtrack
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)