Lloyd Bridges is the Major in the Canadian forces who is seeking redemption for a failed raid. His audacious plan is to attack the German’s fortified docks in occupied France. His scheme is opposed by Brit Captain Andrew Keir, whose son died in the earlier raid, but Keir finds himself captaining the substandard ship as the raid begins.
This is pretty run-of-the-mill WWII action, the kind of film that is virtually indistinguishable from uncountable others, all fodder for three-a.m. …nsomnia viewing. Lloyd Bridges attacks his role with rather hilarious teeth-gritted intensity, and too much time is spent on the preparations for the raid, where the training of his crack team consists entirely of them running and him yelling “Go! Go! Go!” The raid itself is a decent action sequence, but there really isn’t anything much to make this effort stand out from the pack.
Nothing but the original mono here, so those hoping to hear remastered explosions will be in for a disappointment. The sound is clean and undistorted, but the volume level is rather low.
The aspect ratio is 1.66:1 non-anamorphic widescreen. The blacks are very good, and the image is decently sharp (though some shots are softer than I would like). There is some grain and minor artifacting, however, and the colours are a bit on the muddy side.
The theatrical trailer. The menu is basic.
This will certainly while away an hour and a half for you. No more, no less.
Special Features List
- Theatrical Trailer