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The Battle of the River Plate (1956)

G 11/01/1957 (US) DramaHistoryWar 1h 59m


In the early years of the World War II, the Royal Navy is fighting a desperate battle to keep the Atlantic convoy routes open to supply the British Isles, facing the great danger posed by the many German warships, such as the Admiral Graf Spee, which are scouring the ocean for cargo ships to sink.

  1. Emeric Pressburger

    Director, Writer

  2. Michael Powell

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. John Gregson

    John Gregson

    Captain Bell - H.M.S. Exeter

  2. Anthony Quayle

    Anthony Quayle

    Commodore Harwood - H.M.S. Ajax

  3. Ian Hunter

    Ian Hunter

    Captain Woodhouse - H.M.S. Ajax

  4. Jack Gwillim

    Jack Gwillim

    Captain Parry - H.M.N. Z. S. Achilles

  5. Bernard Lee

    Bernard Lee

    Captain Dove - M.S. Africa Shell

  6. Lionel Murton

    Lionel Murton

    Mike Fowler

  7. Anthony Bushell

    Anthony Bushell

    Sir Millington Drake, British Minister, Montevideo

  8. Peter Illing

    Peter Illing

    Dr. Guani, Foreign Minister, Uruguay

  9. Michael Goodliffe

    Michael Goodliffe

    Captain McCall, R.N., British Naval Attache, Buenos Aires

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The Battle of the River Plate
The Battle of the River Plate

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Original Language English

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