Sink the Bismarck!

Sink the Bismarck! (1960)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Drama, History, War  |   Release Date - Feb 11, 1960  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |  
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Sink the Bismarck! is a 1960 black-and-white CinemaScope British war film based on the book The Last Nine Days of the Bismarck by C. S. Forester. It stars Kenneth More and Dana Wynter and was directed by Lewis Gilbert. To date, it is the only film made that deals directly with the operations, chase and sinking of the battleship Bismarck by the Royal Navy during the Second World War. Although war films were common in the 1960s, Sink the Bismarck! was seen as something of an anomaly, with much of its time devoted to the "unsung back-room planners as much as on the combatants themselves." Its historical accuracy, in particular, met with much praise despite a number of inconsistencies.

Sink the Bismarck! was the inspiration for Johnny Horton's popular 1960 song, "Sink the Bismarck." The film had its Royal World Premiere in the presence of the Duke of Edinburgh at the Odeon Leicester Square on 11 February 1960.

Movie Info

Budget

$1,330,000

Themes

Tags

Bismarck, German Navy, Naval Warfare, North Atlantic, True Stories

Attributes

Filming Location: Pinewood Studios
Narrative Location: London
Subject: World War II

Alternate Titles

Affondate la Bismarck
IT
Afundem o Bismarck
BR
Afundem o Bismarck!
PT
Bismarckin tuho
FI
Coulez le Bismarck
CA, FR
Devler savaşı
TR
Die letzte Fahrt der Bismarck
DE
Sänk Bismarck
SE
Scufundaţi cuirasatul Bismarck!
RO
Senk Bismarck!
NO
Sink the Bismarck
AU, GB
Sink the Bismarck!
, CA, US
Sænk Bismarck
DK
Vythisate to Bismarck
GR
Zatopić pancernik Bismarck!
PL
¡Hundan al Bismarck!
AR, MX
¡Hundid el Bismarck!
ES
Βυθίσατε το Βίσμαρκ
GR
Потопете *Бисмарк*!
BG
Потопить 'Бисмарк'
, RU
ビスマルク号を撃沈せよ!
JP