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THE DAM BUSTERS

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THE DAM BUSTERS

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 120m 0s

Release date 04/06/2018

BBFCInsight racist terms, mild bad language

Genre(s) Action, Drama, War

Director(s) Michael Anderson

Cast includes Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Basil Sydney, Ursula Jeans, Derek Farr, Ernest Clark

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 25/05/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE DAM BUSTERS is a British war film, from 1955, in which British forces plan and execute a daring attack on Germany's Ruhr Dams during World War II.

Discrimination

One of the main characters owns a dog called 'Nigger'. The dog's name is spoken a number of times, without any apparent racist intent, and reflects cultural attitudes of the time that would be unacceptable today. It also reflects the actual name of the real-life mascot of 617 Squadron during World War II.

Language

There is infrequent mild bad language ('bloody') alongside milder terms such as 'damn', 'hell' and 'God'.

There is undetailed war violence, including gunfire, explosions and planes crashing.

A dog is hit by a car, but there is no visual detail.

There are also several scenes in which characters smoke cigarettes.

Details

Title
THE DAM BUSTERS
Year
2018
Distributor(s)
Studio Canal
Classified date(s)
28/03/2018
Main language
English
Submitted run time
120m 0s
BBFC reference
CVF008554
Remarks
Widescreen

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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THE DAM BUSTERS

Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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