Main title from The Battle of the River Plate (1956)

The Battle of the River Plate

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| Film | | UK | Colour | 1h 59min |
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Stars: John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Peter Finch

Semi-documentary account of the 1939 trapping of the German pocket battle ship Graf Spee in Montevideo Harbour, and of her subsequent scuttling

Cast (15)

John Gregson
Captain Bell – H.M.S. Exeter
Anthony Quayle
Commodore Harwood-H.M.S. Ajax
Peter Finch
Captain Hans Langsdorff – ‘Admiral Graf Spee’
Ian Hunter (as Philip Templar) in a photograph from The White Unicorn (1947) (81)
Captain Woodhouse – H.M.S. Ajax
Jack Gwillim
Captain Parry – H.M.N.Z.S. Achilles
Bernard Lee
Captain Dove – M.S. Africa Shell
Lionel Murton
Mike Fowler
Anthony Bushell
Mr Millington Drake – British Minister Montevideo
Peter Illing
Dr Guani – Foreign Minister Uruguay
Michael Goodliffe
Captain McCall – RN British Naval Attache, Buenos Aires
Patrick Macnee
Lieutenant Commander Medley RN
John Chandos
Dr Langmann – German Minister Montevideo
Douglas Wilmer
M. Desmoulins – French Minister Montevideo
William Squire
Ray Martin
Roger Delgado
Captain Varela – Uruguayan Navy
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Director

Michael Powell
Emeric Pressburger

Writer

Production company


The Archers

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Main title from The Battle of the River Plate (1956)
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