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The Battle of the River Plate

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Original title
The Battle of the River Plateaka
AKA
  • Pursuit of the Graf Spee
  • Pursuit of the Graf Spee
Year
Running time
116 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
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Screenwriter
Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Music
Brian Easdale
Cinematography
Christopher Challis
Cast
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Producer
The Archers
Genre
War. Action | II World War. Sea Adventures. Historical
Synopsis / Plot
Set during the early years of World War II, the War in the Atlantic. The Royal Navy was fighting a desperate battle to keep the convoy routes open to keep the British Isles supplied. One great danger was the surface raiders, huge cruisers called "pocket battleships" that slipped out of German waters just before war was declared. The "Bismarck", The "Scharnhorst", The "Gneissau" and The "Graf Spee" were supplied by tanker & could strike anywhere. This is the story of how 3 lightly armed cruisers with only 6 and 8 inch guns boldly took on a powerful pocket battleship armed with 11 inch guns. They should have been blown out of the water before they could fire a single shot but...
Awards
1956: BAFTA Awards: 3 Nominations, Including Best Film and British Screenplay
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