Cockleshell Heroes (Blu-ray)

Director: José Ferrer

Stars: Trevor Howard José Ferrer

1955 UK

War Action Drama




  • Country: UK
  • Language: English
  • Year: 1955
  • Runtime: 99
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Colour: Colour
  • Certificate: U
  • Subtitles: English SDH (optional)
  • Genre: War
  • SKU: EKA70346
  • 1 Disc
  • Release Date: Jul 15, 2019


During WWII, a team of Royal Marines are sent on a perilous mission to infiltrate and destroy an impregnable harbour in German-occupied France in The Cockleshell Heroes. 

At the height of the Second World War, a battalion of German ships are safely docked at the “unassailable” port of Bordeaux. Newly promoted Major Stringer (José Ferrer, also behind the camera as director) has a unique idea – send a team of commandos out in collapsable canoes, have them paddle seventy miles upriver in arduous conditions and blow up the German ships with limpet mines. 

Also starring Trevor Howard and Christopher Lee, The Cockleshell Heroes is the true story of one of the most daring raids in British military history, and Eureka Classics is proud to present the film in it’s worldwide debut on Blu-ray. 


  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Uncompressed LPCM 2.0 audio
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Brand New and Exclusive interview with film historian Sheldon Hall