1957 The Steel Bayonet

The Steel Bayonet 1957

A Hammer production released by United Artists
MPAA Approved Certificate No. 18413
Western Electric Recording
A Hammerscope Production
Black & White 85 minutes

Storyline

The film opens with the title “Tunisia 1943” and the following narration

“In the early spring of 1943, a battalion of infantry were pulled out of the hills around Tunis. For thirteen weeks they had endured the hard, bitter fighting, the rain and the mud. The rear guard of this battalion was ‘C’ Company. They had provided the spearhead of the battle and had been in constant engagement with the enemy. Now, they were due for a rest. The battalion was going to re-form and refit.” Their rest is short-lived, however, as they receive orders to protect a vital post from the Germans….. Watch the trailer on Dailymotion

Crew

Editor
Art Director
Assistant Director
Recordists
Production Manager
Dialogue Director
Continuity
Make-up
Wardrobe
Sound Editor
Stunt Supervisor
Special Effects
Camera Operator
Director of Photography
Music Composed by
Musical Director
Story and Screenplay by
Associate Producer
Produced and Directed by

Bill Lenny
Ted Marshall
Don Weeks
Cliff Sandall and Maurice Askew
John Workman
Howard Clewes
Renee Glynne
Phil Leakey
Molly Arbuthnot
Alfred Cox
Jock Easton
Frank George and Sid Pearson
Len Harris
Jack Asher, BSC
Leonard Salzedo
 John Hollingsworth
Howard Clewes
Anthony Nelson Keys
Michael Carreras

Cast

The General
Lt. Col. Derry
Capt. Mead, R.A.
Cpl. Ames, R.A. 

C COY H.Q.
Major Gerard
Lt. Vernon
C.S.M. Gill
Pte. Middleditch
Pte. Livingstone
1st Stretcher Bearer
2nd Stretcher Bearer
Mahomet 

14 PLATOON
Sgt. Nicholls
Cpl. Bean
Pte. Jarvis
Pte. Tweddle
Pte. Wilson
Pte. Thomas 

15 PLATOON 
Sgt. Gates
Pte. Wentworth
Pte. Clark
Pte. Ferguson
Pte. Harris 

AFRICA CORPS 
Divisional Commander
Company Commander
Artillery Officer
Artillery N.C.O.
Sniper

Raymond Francis
John Paul
Kieron Moore
Paddy Joyce


Leo Glenn
Michael Medwin
Robert Brown
Michael Ripper
Bernard Horsfall
Michael Collins
David Brown
David Rich


Tom Bowman
John H Watson
Arthur Lovegrove
Michael Dear
Ian Whittaker
Michael Balfour


Shay Gorman
Jack Stewart
Percy Herbert
Barry Lowe
Dave Crowley


Wolf Frees
Garard Green
William Abney
Guy Deghy
Jeremy Longhurst

Footnotes

Unusually for a film made so soon after the end of the war, this film was mildly controversial for showing the Germans as human beings and is believed to be the first such film to allow the German characters to speak in their own language, with subtitles in English.


Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy – The Hammer Graveyard Collection