Silent Raiders

Silent Raiders is a 1954 low budget American war film directed, starring and co-produced by Richard Bartlett. It was the first film of the L&B Production Company, consisting of Earle Lyon[1] and Richard Bartlett.[2]

Silent Raiders
Original film poster
Directed byRichard Bartlett
Produced byEarle Lyon
Richard Bartlett
Written byRichard Bartlett
StarringRichard Bartlett
Earle Lyon
Jeanette Bordeaux
Music byElmer Bernstein
CinematographyGlen Gano
Edited byAl Walker
Distributed byLippert Pictures
Release date
  • September 17, 1954 (1954-09-17)
Running time
65 minutes
CountryUnited States


Prior to the Dieppe Raid, seven US Army Rangers come ashore. Their mission is to destroy a German communications centre that controls the coastal guns that threaten the Canadian amphibious assault.


Richard Bartlett ... Sgt. Jack
Earle Lyon ... Sgt. Malloy
Jeanette Bordeaux ... French Girl
Earl Hansen ... Pepe
Robert Knapp ... Lt. Finch
Dean Fredericks ... Chief
Frank Stanlow ... Horse
Carl Swanstrom ... Wetzel


Produced for $27,000 with the working titles of Dieppe Raid and Three Miles to Dawn, it was filmed in Malibu, California in 1953.[3]

The producers were able to use composer Elmer Bernstein who was relegated to minor studios during the Hollywood blacklist period.


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