Sink the Bismarck! (1960)

Sink the Bismarck!


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The Bismarck was the fabled German battleship of World War II. This film traces the "life" of the Bismarck from its launching (courtesy of newsreel footage) through its many battles and narrow escapes, concluding with its far-from-inevitable sinking in the Spring of 1941. Since one couldn't expect a ship to carry a 97-minute movie, the story concentrates on the human element, specifically a British intelligence captain (Kenneth More), who has lost his family in the London blitz and thus has a … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: Edmund H. North
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 20, 2003



as Capt. Jonathan Shepa...

as Anne Davis

as Capt. Lindemann

as First Sea Lord

as Adm. Lutjens

as A.C.N.S.

as Cmdr. Richards

as Commander on King Ge...

as Captain on King Geor...

as Capt. Banister

as Captain on Prince of...

as Signals Officer

as Captain on Ark Royal

as Captain on Suffolk

as Captain Sheffield

as Captain 1st Destroye...

as Captain Hood

as Admiral Hood

as Able Seaman Brown
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Critic Reviews for Sink the Bismarck!

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 10, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | May 2, 2013
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Above average depiction of infamous WWII battleship Bismark.

October 16, 2008

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

Full Review… | August 24, 2004
Apollo Guide

July 24, 2005

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

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

Super Reviewer


Meh. I like old war movies but this film overall was pretty boring. The actors did a good job with what they had to work with but 15 minutes could've easily been cut out of the film having the characters literally discussing the same thing every time a new character walked into the room.

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