The Dam Busters

Synopsis: The British are desperate to shorten the length of WW2 and propose a daring raid to smash Germany's industrial heart. At first the objective looks impossible until a British scientist invents an ingenious weapon capable of destroying the planned target.
Genre: Drama, History, War
Director(s): Michael Anderson
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min


I can't find it, Daddy.

I've looked everywhere.

It's alright, don't worry.

We'll find it in the morning.

I've got another one here.



Four, three, two, one, fire.

Ah I'm sorry. It's no good. It's over

there in that flowerbed somewhere.

- I've lost it, Daddy. I can't find it.

- I've got it.

- Here it is, Daddy.

- Thank you.

Watch it, Christopher.

Four, three, two, one, fire!

Fine, that's good!

Mark it, Mary.

Right, well let's...

Hello, old Doc! I'm sorry.

Have you been here long?

No, I've just come.

What all this going on?

Oh, it's... just a little thing

I'm trying to find out.

Here, can you just hold that for me?

Just over the centre of the tub.

Got it?

Right, we'll make a note of this one.

13 foot 3. That's all right now.

Thank you very much.

- Hello, Doc.

- Hello, darling.

Are you going to look at Elizabeth?

I hope it isn't tonsils.

She looks all right.

Where's your mother?

- ln the house.

- Let's go in, shall we?

- I'll be in in a minute.

Stay for some tea.

- Thanks very much.

Well, now listen. Let's try to get

one or two more shots before it's too dark.

Thank you.

Watch out, Mary.

Watch it, Christopher.

I don't think there's anything

to worry about here.

The temperature is all right.

Quite a lot of these throats

are running around this spring.

- She'll be all right in the morning.

- Good.

Now, along to bed, darling.

I'll bring you up some supper later on.

Oh, but I've got to help Daddy

play marbles.

No, it's too late now, dear.

- Good night, Doctor.

- Good night, Elizabeth.

All right, let's try one more.

- Good night.

- Good night, darling.

Three, two, one, fire!

He seems to be having a fine old game

out there.

What's it all about?

Just some problem he's trying to solve

before tomorrow afternoon.

He's been at it for days now.

He was out there at 5 o'clock

this morning in the rain.

Doctor, when I called you this afternoon

it wasn't really about Elizabeth.

- It was Barnes.

- You don't think he's well?

He's all right at present,

but he won't be for much longer.

He can't be if he goes on like this:

2 and 3 and 4 o'clock

night after night.

And after a hard day

at his real job at Vickers.

He hardly went to bed at all

last night.

He's wearing himself out.

I wish you'd have a talk with him,

I think he might listen to you.

I'll see what I can do,

but you know how he is.

- How is Elizabeth?

- Oh, she's all right.

- You don't think it's tonsils?

- No, no, no.

But I'll keep an eye on her,

don't you worry.

The tea is stone cold, Barnes.

I called you twice.

Oh, I'm sorry. But you know

I got a lot of very useful stuff here.

It's only a question now

of working it out on paper.

- Another late night?

- I don't know, it depends.

In any case, this part is easy

compared with what's coming.

- Have a cup of tea, Doc.

- Well, if you're going to...

- I'll make some fresh.

- Don't worry, I'll do it.

No, no, you sit down

and take off those wet shoes.

- Better see to the blackout first.

- I'll give you a hand.

Wait a minute.

Come out here and listen.

Hmm, sound like another big one.

Surely they won't be able to stand up

to many raids like these.

They wouldn't if we could really

get at them, but we don't.

It's like trying to kill a giant

by firing at his arms and legs

with thousands of peashooters instead

of a clean bullet through the heart.

You know what happened

when they tried to wipe out London.

Here's your tea, Barnes.

Don't let this get cold.

I'm coming.

Doc, do you remember about

that earthquake bomb idea of mine?

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