U certificateThe Cockleshell Heroes is a Film programme that first aired in 1955 and has been classified a U certificate.

The Cockleshell Heroes is a 3 star programme

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The Cockleshell Heroes (1955)

Directed by
José Ferrer

Wartime drama which showcases incredible bravery, based on a true story. A small group of Royal Marines carry out a covert canoe raid on the docks of Bordeaux during World War II in a mission to destroy the blockade-busting Nazi ships.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 110 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1955

3/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Filmed in Colour


José Ferrer...Major Stringer
Image for Trevor HowardTrevor Howard...Cap. Thompson
Dora Bryan...Myrtie
Victor Maddern...Sgt. Craig
Anthony Newley...Marine Clarke
David Lodge...Marine Ruddock
Peter Arne...Marine Stevens
Percy Herbert...Marine Lomas
Graham Stewart...Marine Booth
John Fabian...Marine Cooney
John Van Eyssen...Marine Bradley
Robert Desmond...Marine Todd
Walter Fitzgerald...Gestapo Commandant
Karel Stepanek...Assistant Gestapo Officer
Beatrice Campbell...Mrs. Ruddock