A prisoner of war working at a zoo gets the chance to escape from the Germans, so he does and he takes with him the elephant that he's been caring for. Together they head for the Swiss border and freedom.
Michael J. Pollard
After the attack the men captured were placed POW camps; but the Germans respected their cunning and courage. The men killed were buried with military honors in a local cemetery, by the Germans. See more »
Strangely inconsistent movie that was clearly done on a minuscule budget where accuracy and continuity mean little. Lloyd Bridges is not exactly renowned for his acting style - he's in it to help sell the movie in the US. The rest of the cast are all British stalwarts.
Much of the fight scenes appear to have been filmed on derelict St Katherine's Dock of the late 60s before it was revamped to be one of the most desirable areas of London. Tower Bridge can be observed in the background in some shots. It also looks like the fight scenes were filmed in the same location or possibly around Pinewood Studios. The idea that the small St Katherine's dry dock could actually double up as dry dock for giant German battleships is quite ludicrous.
I noticed also the cast making dialogue mistakes. British naval officers would always say "Left-tenant", even it's written as "Lieutenant".
They also say they are leaving Portsmouth to carry out the raid but they pass through Tower Bridge and supporting shots look like the defunct docks where London City Airport is now.
On the other hand some accuracy which could have been down to luck - one officer checks his watch and it's an Omega brand which is a Swiss manufacturer commonly supplying the UK military for many years.
Overall the movie is one for collectors of the genre.
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