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Sink the Bismarck! 1960 film review


Sink the Bismarck! 1960 film review

Sink the Bismarck! (1960, United Kingdom)

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Running time
97 minutes
Language
English / German
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Our rating
★★★★★★★★☆☆ 8 / 10

During the World War 2 German navy had two great battleships called Bismarck and Tirpitz that were most advanced warships of their times. Since Kriegsmarine had very limited number of ships, comparing to Royal Navy, the main purpose for those battleship were the raids on the merchant ships and thus cutting off United Kingdom from supplies. Bismarck was first to enter service, armed with eight 380mm guns and displacement of 50,000 tonnes it was a power that British had to take seriously. Battleship left Gdynia on the night of 19 May 1941 and joined by heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen begun the first war patrol. British headquarters received informations that both German warships were spotted leaving the Skagerrak straits and obviously they are heading towards North Atlantic, where they can freely operate and attack llied convoys. Captain Jonathan Shepard takes over command of the Royal Navy operations just in time to face one of he deadliest opponents - the mighty Bismarck. Shepard sends all the best British warships that are available, including HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Hood, but just few minutes after engaging the enemy HMS Hood is blown up by a single salvo from Bismarck.

Good war film, one of the best naval battle films, although small parts of the plot are not based on the facts - film was made before all the secrets surrounding breaking the code of Enigma were made public, also involvment of the destroyers in the hunt for Bismarck are not exactly accurate. But beside that it is great movie made wih great realism, especially taking under consideration that the creators had no CGI technology.


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Creators of Sink the Bismarck!


Lewis Gilbert films

Lewis Gilbert

director

Edmund H. North films

Edmund H. North

screenplay

C.S. Forester films

C.S. Forester

screenplay



Cast of Sink the Bismarck!


Kenneth More films

Kenneth More

as Captain Shepard

Dana Wynter films

Dana Wynter

as Anne Davis

Carl Mohner films

Carl Mohner

as Captain Lindemann

Karel Stepanek films

Karel Stepanek

as Admiral Lutjens

Laurence Naismith films

Laurence Naismith

as First Sea Lord

Michael Hordern films

Michael Hordern

as Commander in Chief

Maurice Denham films

Maurice Denham

as Commander Richards

Michael Goodliffe films

Michael Goodliffe

as Captain Banister

Geoffrey Keen films

Geoffrey Keen

as ACNS


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