The Battle of the River Plate (1956)

In the opening years of World War II the Royal Navy was fighting a desperate battle to keep the Atlantic convoy routes open and the British Isles supplied. Of great danger were the numerous surface/commerce raiders that had slipped out of German waters just before war was declared. Supplied by axis cargo ships or tankers, they primarily attacked and sank merchant shipping, and they could and did strike anywhere and everywhere. This is the story of one such ship – the 'Admiral Graf Spee' – and how 3 lightly armed Royal Navy cruisers with mere 6 and 8 inch guns boldly took on this powerful 'pocket battleship' armed with 11 inch guns.

Directing:
  • Emeric Pressburger
  • Michael Powell

Writing:
  • Emeric Pressburger
  • Michael Powell

Stars:
Release Date: 1956-10-30
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  • Country: GB
  • Language: Deutsch | Español | English
  • Runtime: 119

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Anthony Quayle
Anthony Quayl...
Commodore Harwood, H.M.S. Ajax
Andrew Cruickshank
Andrew Cruick...
Captain Stubbs - Doric Star
Douglas Wilmer
Douglas Wilme...
M. Desmoulins, French Minister, Montevideo
Anthony Newley
Anthony Newle...
Radio Operator, Tairoa, Prisoner on Admiral Graf Spee
John Gregson
John Gregson
Captain Bell, H.M.S. Exeter
Peter Finch
Peter Finch
Captain Langsdorff, Admiral Graf Spee
Ian Hunter
Ian Hunter
Captain Woodhouse, H.M.S. Ajax
Jack Gwillim
Jack Gwillim
Captain Parry, H.M.S. Achilles
Bernard Lee
Bernard Lee
Captain Dove, M.S. Africa Shell
Lionel Murton
Lionel Murton
Mike Fowler
Anthony Bushell
Anthony Bushe...
Sir Millington Drake, British Minister, Montevideo
Peter Illing
Peter Illing
Dr. Guani, Foreign Minister, Uruguay
Michael Goodliffe
Michael Goodl...
Captain McCall R.N., British Naval Attache for Buenos Aires
Patrick Macnee
Patrick Macne...
Lieutenant Commander Medley R.N.
John Chandos
John Chandos
Dr. Langmann, German Minister, Montevideo
Roger Delgado
Roger Delgado
Captain Varela, Uruguayan Navy
Christopher Lee
Christopher L...
Manolo
David Farrar
David Farrar
Narrator
Jeremy Kemp
Jeremy Kemp
Gunner, H.M.S. Achilles
John Le Mesurier
John Le Mesur...
Reverend George Groves - Padre, HMS Exeter
Cyril Luckham
Cyril Luckham
Lieutenant Jasper Abbot, H.M.S. Achilles
Donald Moffat
Donald Moffat
Swanston, Lookout, H.M.S. Ajax
Nigel Stock
Nigel Stock
Chief Officer, Tairoa, Prisoner on Admiral Graf Spee
Barry Foster
Barry Foster
Bill Roper - Capt. Bell's Messenger, HMS Exeter
Ambrosine Phillpotts
Ambrosine Phi...
Mrs. Millington-Drake, Montevideo
Tony Wager
Tony Wager
Lookout, HMS Ajax
Brian Worth
Brian Worth
Radio Operator, Doric Star, Prisoner on Graf Spee
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