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The Battle of Britain (1969)

DIRECTOR: Guy Hamilton

CAST:

Christopher Plummer, Susannah York, Robert Shaw, Michael Caine, Ian McShane, Trevor Howard, Michael Redgrave, Sir Laurence Olivier, Kenneth More, Ralph Richardson, Patrick Wymark, Edward Fox, Curt Jürgens, Karl-Otto Alberty, Manfred Reddemann, Alexander Allerson, Harry Andrews, Michael Bates, Hein Reiss, Rolf Stiefel

REVIEW:

This British-German co-production from director Guy Hamilton was intended as an epic war classic paying tribute to the courageous pilots of the Battle of Britain, but is unfortunately a largely muddled production boasting the usual large all-star cast and some excellently choreographed air battle sequences but lacking much in the way of focus, clarity, storyline, or human interest. Continue reading

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