U-47 Lt. Commander Prien war movie
U-47 Lt. Commander Prien war movie

U-47 Lt. Commander Prien (1958, Germany)

Original / alternative title: U47 - Kapitänleutnant Prien

Categories: navy moviesraid moviessubmarine movies

Running time: 85 minutes

Language: German


September 1939, the World War 2 has just started and the German navy headquarters is looking for spectacular success to boost up morale. They come up with most daring raid - they want the submarine to infiltrate the biggest harbor of Royal Navy, Scapa Flow on the Orkney Islands. And they choose the man to complete the mission - Commander Prien and his submarine U-47.

German war movie depictint the most daring mission of U-Boats throughout the World War 2, the raid on Scapa Flow, the most important harbor for Royal Navy. The movie is, just like Sharks and Little Fish (Haie und Kleine Fische), mixture of original material and bits taken from wartime documentaries. Although they are used with more sense, still usually they just are too different from rest of the material not to be spotted.




Our rating

5.6

Film value

5 / 10

Realism factor

2 / 5

Adventure factor

3 / 5

Historical accuracy

4 / 5



Creators of U-47 Lt. Commander Prien

Harald Reinl movies

Harald Reinl

director


J. Joachim Bartsch movies

Udo Wolter movies

Udo Wolter

screenplay



Cast of U-47 Lt. Commander Prien

Dieter Eppler movies dieter-eppler

Dieter Eppler

as Captain Günther Prien


Sabine Sesselmann movies sabine-sesselmann

Sabine Sesselmann

as Ingeborg Prien


Joachim Fuchsberger movies joachim-fuchsberger

Joachim Fuchsberger

as Oberleutnant Thomas Birkeneck


Harald Juhnke movies harald-juhnke

Harald Juhnke

as Der Smut


Richard Haussler movies richard-haussler

Richard Haussler

as Fleet Commander


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Events depicted in U-47 Lt. Commander Prien

World War II (1936-1945)





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