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The Battle of the River Plate

'The Battle of the River Plate' is a war film from the incomparable team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Ten days before before the outbreak of WW2, the German battleship Admiral Graf Spee sails with orders to carry out action against Allied merchant shipping in the South Atlantic. Captained by Hans Langsdorff (Peter Finch) Graf Spee with her superior speed, sinks ship after ship. Meanwhile, the net is tightening round the German killer. Outwitted by British Intelligence, the Germans are convinced Graf Spee is trapped by a massive naval force. The captain evacuates his men and as a succession of explosions light the night, Graf Spee becomes a burning inferno, Langsdorff has scuttled the pride of the German fleet, in the belief that he was facing impossible odds. The killer of the Atlantic would strike no more...

Year: 1956
Genre: War and Anti-War Films
Country: UK
Director: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
Starring: John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Peter Finch
Duration: 115 Minutes
Rating: G
Location in store: War

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