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Sink the Bismarck! (1960)

Sink the Bismarck!




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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.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
20th Century Fox Film Corporation


Kenneth More
as Capt. Jonathan Shepa...
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 Ge...
Maurice Denham
as Cmdr. Richards
Jack Gwillim
as Captain on King Geor...
Michael Goodliffe
as Capt. Banister
Esmond Knight
as Captain, Prince of ...
Jack Watling
as Signals Officer
Jack Gwillam
as Captain, King Georg...
Mark Dignam
as Captain, Ark Royal
Ernest Clark
as Captain, Suffolk
John Horsley
as Captain, Sheffield
Peter Burton
as Captain, 1st Destro...
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 (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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