Sink the Bismarck
Kenneth More (1960)

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    Classic 2nd World War Drama

    1960, 97 MINS, BW, UK

    • Director: Lewis Gilbert
    • Writers: C.S. Forester (book), Edmund H. North
    • Release Date: 11 February 1960 (USA)

      CAST:

    • Kenneth More ... Captain Jonathan Shepard
    • Dana Wynter ... 2nd Officer Anne Davis
    • Carl Möhner ... Captain Lindemann
    • Laurence Naismith ... First Sea Lord
    • Karel Stepanek ... Admiral Gunter Lutjens
    • Maurice Denham ... Commander Richards
    • Mark Dignam ... Captain, 'Ark Royal'
    • Michael Goodliffe ... Captain Banister
    • Jack Gwillim ... Captain, 'King George V'
    • Michael Hordern ... CIC on 'King George V'
    • Geoffrey Keen ... Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (A. C. N. S)
    • Esmond Knight ... Captain, ' Prince of Wales'
    • Jack Watling ... Signals Officer
    • Edward R. Murrow ... Himself
    • Ernest Clark ... Captain, 'Suffolk'

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    • The postwar British film industry relied heavily on “now the story can be told” accounts of engagements that helped turn the Second World War in favour of the Allies. Too many were smug action adventures that devalued the true heroism of the exploits they depicted (The Colditz Story springs to mind), but this fine film fully captures the tensions, dangers and complexities of battle by concentrating on the unsung back-room planners as much as on the combatants themselves.

      There are necessarily caricatures on both sides, but at the same time there is a respect for the enemy that is missing in many previous flag-wavers. An unusually restrained Kenneth More is first-rate as director of operations at the Admiralty.


    • Sink The Bismarck! is a first-rate film re-creation of a thrilling historical event. The screenplay is taken from a book by C. S. Forester. It concentrates almost entirely on three playing areas. These are the subterranean London headquarters of the British admiralty, where the battle is plotted and directed; aboard the Germans' 'unsinkable' battleship, the Bismarck; and on board the various British vessels called into pursuit of the Nazi raider.

      The film opens with the chilling news that the Bismarck has escaped the British naval blockade and is loose in the North Atlantic. After it sinks the Hood, considered the greatest battleship in the world, it appears nothing can stop it from rendezvousing with its sister ships holed up at Brest.

      Some of the dialog is a little high-flown, with the British at times too aware of the historical importance of the event. The Germans, on the other hand, tend to be Nazi caricatures.

      Kenneth More plays the British captain who directs the battle to catch the Bismarck with an effective taciturnity. Dana Wynter is a helpful note as the WREN officer who is his aide. Carl Mohner manages some character as the German officer commanding the Bismarck.


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      Trivia:

      • Ages of the stars at the time of the making of the film:

          Kenneth More, 45
          Dana Wynter, 28


      5 STARS OUT OF 5




    Sink the Bismarck
    Kenneth More

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        Single Disc [2005]

      • Directors: Lewis Gilbert (II)
      • Actors: Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, Carl Mohner, Laurence Naismith, Karel Stepanek
      • Format: PAL
      • Language: English
      • Region: Region 2 (UK & Europe)
      • Number of discs: 1
      • Classification: PG
      • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
      • DVD Release Date: 4 Jul 2005
      • Run Time: 97 minutes

        DVD Features:

          Main Language: English

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    Kenneth More/Robert Mitchum

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        Double Pack [2003]

      • Directors: Dick Powell, Lewis Gilbert (II)
      • Actors: Kenneth More, Robert Mitchum, Curt Jürgens, David Hedison, Theodore Bikel, Russell Collins
      • Format: Box set, Black & White, Colour, Dubbed, PAL, Widescreen
      • Language: English
      • Region: Region 2 (UK & Europe)
      • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
      • Number of discs: 2
      • Classification: PG
      • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
      • DVD Release Date: 2 Jun 2003
      • Run Time: 190 minutes

        DVD Features:

          Main Language: English
          Available Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
          Sub Titles: Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish
          Dubbed Language(s): French, Italian, Spanish
          Hearing Impaired: English
          Disc Format: DVD 9
          Theatrical Trailers
          Scene Access
          Interactive Menus

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