Attack on the Iron Coast Reviews

  • Dec 11, 2017

    Never in the history of wallywood film has there been a more inaccurate portrayal of the truth and the facts as they took place. Don't bother with this film,

    Never in the history of wallywood film has there been a more inaccurate portrayal of the truth and the facts as they took place. Don't bother with this film,

  • Feb 06, 2015

    After the release of 633 Squadron (1964), which proved to a surprise success, producer Walter Mirisch ordered a series of low-budget war films to be made in the UK, but that would have at least one American star in it, and would usually be one half of a double bill feature. This one was partially inspired by the St. Nazaire Raid, although the film does take some liberties with the truth. Canadian Commando Major Jamie Wilson (Lloyd Bridges) has masterminded a Combined Operations raid on the Axis held French port of Le Clare, which if successful, would strip the Nazi's of the only dry dock accessable to service their battleships. Royal Navy Captain Owen Franklin (Andrew Keir) is opposed to the idea, but with no other ideas to hand, the Royal Navy, under duress from Churchill, have no option but to go with Wilson's plan. However, the commando's are given limited resources, battered old boats that have seen better days, and Franklin has to go along with Wilson on the mission, which puts the two at complete loggerheads. It should have been a good film, but it's low budget works against it, and it ends up all being done at night, maybe to hide a multitude of sins. Bridges overacts badly, (you can see why he was cast in Airplane! (1980)), plus when released, this was on a double bill with Yellow Submarine (1968), God knows why.

    After the release of 633 Squadron (1964), which proved to a surprise success, producer Walter Mirisch ordered a series of low-budget war films to be made in the UK, but that would have at least one American star in it, and would usually be one half of a double bill feature. This one was partially inspired by the St. Nazaire Raid, although the film does take some liberties with the truth. Canadian Commando Major Jamie Wilson (Lloyd Bridges) has masterminded a Combined Operations raid on the Axis held French port of Le Clare, which if successful, would strip the Nazi's of the only dry dock accessable to service their battleships. Royal Navy Captain Owen Franklin (Andrew Keir) is opposed to the idea, but with no other ideas to hand, the Royal Navy, under duress from Churchill, have no option but to go with Wilson's plan. However, the commando's are given limited resources, battered old boats that have seen better days, and Franklin has to go along with Wilson on the mission, which puts the two at complete loggerheads. It should have been a good film, but it's low budget works against it, and it ends up all being done at night, maybe to hide a multitude of sins. Bridges overacts badly, (you can see why he was cast in Airplane! (1980)), plus when released, this was on a double bill with Yellow Submarine (1968), God knows why.

  • Jun 06, 2013

    ok WWIII post WWII movie

    ok WWIII post WWII movie

  • Feb 11, 2012

    Had not seen this before. Not a bad story.

    Had not seen this before. Not a bad story.

  • Apr 13, 2010

    Not too sure if this is all true or not, but oh well, this war story with Lloyd Bridges as a Canadian Major fighting with the Brits to pull of a crazy scheme of ramming a boat into a German port and then blowing it up has no business being as entertaining as it is, as it provides the well-worn story of a bunch of people on a boat fighting on the nazis with a bit of heart, with Lloyd Bridges leading the way. Predictable sure, but still a good watch.

    Not too sure if this is all true or not, but oh well, this war story with Lloyd Bridges as a Canadian Major fighting with the Brits to pull of a crazy scheme of ramming a boat into a German port and then blowing it up has no business being as entertaining as it is, as it provides the well-worn story of a bunch of people on a boat fighting on the nazis with a bit of heart, with Lloyd Bridges leading the way. Predictable sure, but still a good watch.

  • Apr 13, 2008

    war stories were best portrayed in 60's nd 70's.. courage beyond the call of duty can never be matched in the real life stories

    war stories were best portrayed in 60's nd 70's.. courage beyond the call of duty can never be matched in the real life stories

  • Jan 19, 2008

    Bridges fails to put the umph into his charasmatic character that other actors would have. The film also suffers at the beginning from identity, whether it wants to be a drama or action, but overall, as a war mission story it works.

    Bridges fails to put the umph into his charasmatic character that other actors would have. The film also suffers at the beginning from identity, whether it wants to be a drama or action, but overall, as a war mission story it works.

  • Nov 15, 2007

    true story of commando raid on uboat dry dock at St Nazaire,..they ramed the dry dock with an old destroyer full of explosives then took on huge amount of enemy,...my grandad was on this raid.

    true story of commando raid on uboat dry dock at St Nazaire,..they ramed the dry dock with an old destroyer full of explosives then took on huge amount of enemy,...my grandad was on this raid.

  • Dec 08, 2006

    didnt like this one...... nope thats for sure

    didnt like this one...... nope thats for sure

  • May 04, 2005

    ATTACK ON THE IRON COAST (1968)

    ATTACK ON THE IRON COAST (1968)