INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY In World War II, Royal Marine Major Stringer (José Ferrer) and Captain Thompson (Trevor Howard) chose volunteers for an unknown job. They trained the volunteers intensively in top secrecy for more than a year and then embarked with them on the most dangerous mission of the war - the canoe invasion of an enemy-held French port for the purpose of blowing up giant battleships. The ten "canoe commandoes" were carried to their jump-off point by submarine, despite a depth-charge attack. Facing fantastic hazards, they paddled 70 miles through enemy waters to complete their mission. But only two survivors would return!

Expand

Cockleshell Heroes (1954)

War/Action/Drama · 1h 38m

IMDB Logo TheMovieDB Logo

Description

INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY In World War II, Royal Marine Major Stringer (José Ferrer) and Captain Thompson (Trevor Howard) chose volunteers for an unknown job. They trained the volunteers intensively in top secrecy for more than a year and then embarked with them on the most dangerous mission of the war - the canoe invasion of an enemy-held French port for the purpose of blowing up giant battleships. The ten "canoe commandoes" were carried to their jump-off point by submarine, despite a depth-charge attack. Facing fantastic hazards, they paddled 70 miles through enemy waters to complete their mission. But only two survivors would return!

Where to Watch

Status

Released
Cast
Person Photo

José Ferrer

Major Stringer (as Jose Ferrer)
Person Photo

Trevor Howard

Captain Thompson
Person Photo

Dora Bryan

Myrtie
Person Photo

Victor Maddern

Sgt. Craig
Person Photo

Anthony Newley

Marine Clarke
Person Photo

David Lodge

Marine Ruddock
Person Photo

Peter Arne

Marine Stevens
Person Photo

Percy Herbert

Marine Lomas
Person Photo

Graham Stewart

Marine Booth
Person Photo

John Fabian

Marine Cooney
Person Photo

John Van Eyssen

Marine Bradley
Person Photo

Robert Desmond

Marine Todd
Person Photo

Walter Fitzgerald

Gestapo Comdt.
Person Photo

Karel Stepanek

Assistant Gestapo Officer
Person Photo

Beatrice Campbell

Mrs. Ruddock
Person Photo

Gladys Henson

Barmaid
Person Photo

Jacques B. Brunius

French Fisherman (as Jacques Brunius)
Person Photo

Andreas Malandrinos

French Fisherman (as Andrea Malendrinos)
Person Photo

Judith Furse

W.V.S. Woman Motorist
Person Photo

Christopher Lee

Submarine Commander Grieves
Person Photo

Patric Doonan

Marine Claridge
Person Photo

John Blythe

Maurice - Mrs. Ruddock's Lodger (uncredited)
Person Photo

Jess Conrad

Extra (uncredited)
Person Photo

Sam Kydd

Uncredited (uncredited)
Person Photo

Pat McGrath

Marine (uncredited)
Person Photo

Yana

Wren Singer in Pub (uncredited)
Crew
Person Photo

José Ferrer

Director
MobileIcon
app store google play