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Sink the Bismarck! Details

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The [[Feature~V5763~Bismarck~bismarck]] was the fabled German battleship of World War II. This film traces the "life" of the [[Feature~V5763~Bismarck~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 ([[Performer~P50486~Kenneth More~kennethmore]]), who has lost his family in the London blitz and thus has a personal reason for seeing the [[Feature~V5763~Bismarck~bismarck]] blasted from the sea. The captain's tireless efforts are abetted by the love and support of a female naval officer [[Performer~P77759~Dana Wynter~danawynter]]. The climactic sinking is deftly assembled from stock footage and newly shot scenes of expertly delineated scale models. As a bonus, Sink the Bismarck yielded a hit song, which many children of the 1960s can still recite from memory. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Directors Guild of America Lewis Gilbert Best Director 1960 Nominee

Cast

Kenneth More
as Capt. Jonathan Shepard
Dana Wynter
as Anne Davis
Laurence Naismith
as First Sea Lord
Geoffrey Keen
as A.C.N.S.
Karel Stepanek
as Adm. Lutjens
Maurice Denham
as Cmdr. Richards
Michael Hordern
as Commander on King George
Esmond Knight
as Captain on Prince of Wales
John Horsley
as Captain, Sheffield
Ernest Clark
as Captain on Suffolk
Michael Goodliffe
as Capt. Banister
Peter Burton
as Captain, 1st Destroyer
Sean Barrett
as Able Seaman Brown
Sydney Tafler
as Workman
Walter Hudd
as Admiral, Hood
Edward Judd
John Stuart
as Captain, Hood
Jack Gwillim
as Captain on King George
Jack Watling
as Signals Officer

Crew

Lewis Gilbert
Director
Lord John Brabourne
Producer
Edmund H. North
Screenwriter
Christopher G. Challis
Cinematographer
Clifton Parker
Composer (Music Score)
Muir Mathieson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Peter Hunt
Editor
Arthur Lawson
Art Director
Arthur Taksen
Set Designer
Bill Warrington
Special Effects
Howard Lydecker
Special Effects
Jack Causey
First Assistant Director
John Siddall
Draftsman
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