Battle of Britain (movie)

1969 British film by Guy Hamilton

Battle of Britain is a 1969 British Second World War movie directed by Guy Hamilton, and produced by Harry Saltzman and S. Benjamin Fisz. The movie is about the Battle of Britain.

Battle of Britain
Directed byGuy Hamilton
Written byJames Kennaway
Wilfred Greatorex
Produced byHarry Saltzman
Benjamin Fisz
StarringHarry Andrews
Michael Caine
Trevor Howard
Curt Jürgens
Ian McShane
Kenneth More
Laurence Olivier
Nigel Patrick
Christopher Plummer
Michael Redgrave
Ralph Richardson
Robert Shaw
Patrick Wymark
Susannah York
CinematographyFreddie Young
Edited byBert Bates
Music byRon Goodwin
William Walton
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • 15 September 1969 (1969-09-15)
Running time
133 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Budget$14 million[1]
Box office$13 million

It stars Laurence Olivier as Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, Trevor Howard as Air Vice-Marshal Keith Park, and Patrick Wymark as Air Vice-Marshal Trafford Leigh-Mallory, Air Officer commanding No. 12 Group RAF. It also starred Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer and Robert Shaw as Squadron Leaders.

References change

  1. Tino Balio, United Artists: The Company That Changed the Film Industry, University of Wisconsin Press, 1987 p. 272