The Tanks Are Coming
Original film poster
Directed byLewis Seiler
Written bySamuel Fuller (story)
Robert Hardy Andrews
Produced byBryan Foy
StarringSteve Cochran
Philip Carey
Mari Aldon
CinematographyEdwin B. DuPar
Warren Lynch
Edited byJames Moore
Music byWilliam Lava
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
October 31, 1951 (1951-10-31)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Tanks Are Coming is a 1951 war film directed by D. Ross Lederman and starring Steve Cochran and Philip Carey.

During World War II in 1944, Saint-Lô, France, five tanks of the 3rd Armored Division attempt to pierce the Siegfried Line.[1][2] The story is set after the breakout from Normandy.

Not to be confused with the 20 minute educational film of the same name from 1941.[3]


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  1. ^ "The Tanks Are Coming". Turner Classic Movies.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-20. Retrieved 2011-05-30.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Eason, B. Reeves (4 October 1941). "The Tanks Are Coming". Warner Bros., U.S. Army. Retrieved 22 December 2021.