The Riddle of the Sands


In the early years of the 20th Century, two British yachtsmen (Michael York and Simon MacCorkindale) stumble upon a German plot to invade the east coast of England in a flotilla of specially designed barges. They set out to thwart this terrible scheme, but must outwit not only the cream of the German Navy, but the feared Kaiser Wilhelm himself.

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  1. Tony Maylam

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Erskine Childers


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  1. Simon MacCorkindale

    Simon MacCorkindale

    Arthur Davies

  2. Michael York

    Michael York

    Charles Carruthers

  3. Jenny Agutter

    Jenny Agutter

    Clara Dollmann

  4. Alan Badel

    Alan Badel


  5. JA

    Jürgen Andersen

    Von Brüning

  6. Michael Sheard

    Michael Sheard


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 43m

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Revenue -

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  • October 2, 1979



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