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Sink the Bismarck! (1960)

Approved | | Action, Drama, History | 11 February 1960 (USA)
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The World War II story of the British Navy's effort to defeat Nazi Germany's most powerful warship.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Captain Shepard
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Anne Davis
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Captain Lindemann (as Carl Mohner)
Laurence Naismith ...
First Sea Lord
Geoffrey Keen ...
A.C.N.S.
Karel Stepanek ...
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Commander in Chief (King George V)
Maurice Denham ...
Commander Richards
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Captain Banister
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Captain (Prince of Wales)
Jack Watling ...
Signals Officer
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Captain (King George V) (as Jack Gwillam)
Mark Dignam ...
Captain (Ark Royal)
Ernest Clark ...
Captain (Suffolk)
John Horsley ...
Captain (Sheffield)
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Storyline

Chronicles the breakout of the Bismarck during the early days of World War Two. Seen both from the point of view of the many naval vessels on both sides and from the central headquarters of the British where the search for the super battleship was controlled. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Personal! Powerful! Human! Heroic!

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Trivia

The opening shows actual newsreel footage of the Bismarck when it was launched in Hamburg, Germany, in 1939. See more »

Goofs

When Captain Kerr of the HMS Hood speaks to his crew after learning of the Bismarck's position, he indicates that the ship will go to action stations soon after midnight. However, the crew is later shown moving to action stations just prior to engaging the Bismarck, just after 0500. They should have already been at their stations. See more »

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Edward R. Murrow: This is London, Ed Murrow reporting. This island, which is no stranger to bad tiding, received news today that HMS Hood largest warship in the British fleet and pride of the British navy, has been sunk by the German battleship Bismarck. From the Hood's compliment of 1500 men, there were three survivors.
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Opening credits prologue: LONDON MAY 1941 See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Zigra (1991) See more »

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This is "The Titanic" of War Movies.
30 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In World War Two Nazi Germany launches a battleship that was for its time the most advanced and lethal warship ever built. And as proof of its invincibility, the Bismarck within a matter of minutes sunk and seriously damaged two of Britain's biggest warships. Yet like the Titanic, this ship, this incredible example of technical ingenuity, was doomed to fail, and to fail spectacularly and ingloriously. As the title indicates, this movie is about the sinking of the Bismarck. To reveal how and why this ship failed would be inappropriate here, but this movie does a credible job in explaining why the British became totally obsessed with that one ship and why the British had to destroy that ship at all cost. Watch the movie.


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