Yanks (1979)

In 1942 everyone loved a soldier

  • Genre: Romance, Drama, War
  • Release Date: 1979-09-01
  • User Rating: 6/10 from 26 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 18min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: CIP Filmproduktion GmbH
  • Production Country: Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Director:
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During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, especially when it comes to the G.I.s making advances on the lonely British girls. One relationship that develops is between married John, an Army Captain, and the aristocratic Helen, whose naval husband is away at war. Helen loves her husband, but Helen and John are looking for some comfort during the difficult times.

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  • Richard Gere

    as Matt Dyson
  • Lisa Eichhorn

    as Jean Moreton
  • Vanessa Redgrave

    as Helen
  • William Devane

    as John
  • Chick Vennera

    as Danny Ruffelo
  • Wendy Morgan

    as Mollie
  • Martin Smith

    as Geoff
  • Derek Thompson

    as Ken
  • Joan Hickson

    as Mrs. Moody
  • Arlen Dean Snyder

    as Henry
  • Annie Ross

    as Red Cross lady
  • Rachel Roberts

    as Mrs Clarrie Moreton
  • Tony Melody

    as Mr Jim Moreton
  • John Ratzenberger

    as Cpl Cook
  • Tom Nolan

    as Tom
  • Andy Pantelidou

    as Cook
  • Francis Napier

    as Cook
  • Antony Sher

    as GI at Cinema
  • John Cassidy

    as 2nd GI at Cinema
  • George Harris

    as Black driver
  • Lynne Carol

    as Annie
  • June Ellis

    as Mrs Shenton
  • Everett McGill

    as Racist GI at Dance
  • Al Matthews

    as Black GI at dance
  • Eugene Lipinski

    as Barman
  • Paul Luty

    as Landlord
  • Paula Tilbrook

    as Neighbour
  • Anne Dyson

    as Ivy
  • Pearl Hackney

    as Aunt Maud
  • Gertie Almond

    as Neighbour
  • Joe Gladwin

    as Plumber
  • Jackie Shinn

    as Chip Shop Owner
  • Rachel Davies

    as Girl in Club
  • Angela Curran

    as Second Girl in Club
  • Ken Drury

    as Jock
  • Nat Jackley

    as Postman
  • Patrick Durkin

    as Dance MC
  • Sue Robinson

    as Girl at Dance
  • Caroline Blakiston

    as Golfing friend
  • Donald Pickering

    as Golfing friend
  • Lynne Perrie

    as Woman at Railway Station
  • Nick Brimble

    as Merchant Seaman
  • Ken Jones

Art Brian Morris Production Design
Writing Walter Bernstein Screenplay
Editing Jim Clark Editor
Sound Richard Rodney Bennett Original Music Composer
Production Nigel Wooll Production Manager
Writing Colin Welland Screenplay
Writing Colin Welland Story
Directing John Schlesinger Director
Production Edward Joseph Associate Producer
Production Joseph Janni Producer
Production Lester Persky Producer
Costume & Make-Up Shirley Russell Costume Design
Camera Dick Bush Director of Photography
Production Noel Davis Casting
Directing Simon Relph Assistant Director
Art Milly Burns Art Direction