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Attack on the Iron Coast

G Released Jun 5, 1968 1h 29m War List
Reviews 31% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings
With D-Day fast approaching, the Allied forces of World War II prepare to strike a number of strategic Nazi bases. Leading one such attack, Maj. Jamie Wilson (Lloyd Bridges) concocts a risky plan for what is quickly becoming a suicide mission. With a reckless streak that has cost the lives of many men, Wilson faces the opposition of Capt. Owen Franklin (Andrew Keir), whose son was killed in Wilson's last mission. However, Franklin must put aside his feelings when he is ordered to join the major. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member 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, Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member 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. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member ok WWIII post WWII movie Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Had not seen this before. Not a bad story. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review bill t 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. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member 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 Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis With D-Day fast approaching, the Allied forces of World War II prepare to strike a number of strategic Nazi bases. Leading one such attack, Maj. Jamie Wilson (Lloyd Bridges) concocts a risky plan for what is quickly becoming a suicide mission. With a reckless streak that has cost the lives of many men, Wilson faces the opposition of Capt. Owen Franklin (Andrew Keir), whose son was killed in Wilson's last mission. However, Franklin must put aside his feelings when he is ordered to join the major.
Director
Paul Wendkos
Producer
John Champion
Production Co
Oakmont Productions
Rating
G
Genre
War
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jun 5, 1968, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 17, 2017
Runtime
1h 29m