The Dam Busters ★★★

The very dry British counterpart to THIRTY SECONDS OVER TOKYO, the story of a famous morale-boosting victory. What it lacks in outright drama it makes up for with lots of patient, proper, stiff upper lip camaraderie, cool miniature effects, and endless unembellished scenes of planes taxiing, taking off, flying, and landing. Unfortunately everyone involved in Operation Chastise must now be cancelled because of what they named the dog.