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Sink the Bismarck!1960

Sink the Bismarck! (1960)




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The Bismarck is a German battle ship that is the scourge of the British Navy in World War II. When the ship sinks the battleship Hood, the British plan an all out search for the Nazi war vessel. A daring and suspenseful cat and mouse game ensues, complete with warfare being waged in the frigid North Atlantic waters and spectacular battle scenes. Based on a true story, the popularity of the film was greatly enhanced by the title tracked hit record by singer Johnny Horton, who's "Battle Of New Orleans" was the top record of 1959.


Kenneth More
as Capt. Jonathan Shepard
Dana Wynter
as Anne Davis
Laurence Naismith
as First Sea Lord
Carl Mohner
as Capt. Lindemann
Geoffrey Keen
as A.C.N.S.
Karel Stepanek
as Adm. Lutjens
Michael Hordern
as Commander on King George
Maurice Denham
as Cmdr. Richards
Jack Gwillim
as Captain on King George
Michael Goodliffe
as Capt. Banister
Esmond Knight
as Captain, Prince of Wales
Jack Watling
as Signals Officer
Jack Gwillam
as Captain, King George
Mark Dignam
as Captain, Ark Royal
Ernest Clark
as Captain, Suffolk
John Horsley
as Captain, Sheffield
Peter Burton
as Captain, 1st Destroyer
John Stuart
as Captain, Hood
Walter Hudd
as Admiral, Hood
Sean Barrett
as Able Seaman Brown
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Critic Reviews for Sink the Bismarck!

All Critics (7)

This is an exciting and convincing war-at-sea drama from Britain.

December 3, 2019 | Full Review…

It's for obvious reasons, fairly predictable, it tells the tale of a major naval victory in a way which is both tense and engrossing

March 11, 2019 | Full Review…

This well-done World War II film takes an almost documentary-like look at the battle to destroy the mighty German warship.

May 2, 2013 | Rating: 4/5

Above average depiction of infamous WWII battleship Bismark.

October 16, 2008 | Rating: 4/5

A faithful retelling of the real-life naval battle, a colourful portrait in black and white.

August 24, 2004 | Rating: 63/100

Audience Reviews for Sink the Bismarck!

Kenneth More leads a large cast of sea captains who need to sink the dreadnought of the seas at that time, owned and operated by the damned Nazis. The story itself is less about the Brit effort unfortunately, than about kraut stupidity, allowing themselves to get ganged up on in the North Sea. It, nonetheless, engages.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Its a war film with Kenneth More so will be great. He was made to play war film parts and does this really well in this one.

Barry Lappin
Barry Lappin

Super Reviewer

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