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

The Battle of the River Plate


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| Film | United Kingdom | Colour | 1h 59min |
| Stars: John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Peter Finch | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

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


Photo of British actor, John Gregson (1)
Captain Bell – H.M.S. Exeter
Photograph of British actor, Anthony Quayle (1)
Commodore Harwood-H.M.S. Ajax
Photograph of English-born Australian actor, Peter Finch (1)
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
Sing a Song of Murder (1985) screenshot (2) | Patrick Macnee
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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Main title from The Battle of the River Plate (1956)


Michael Powell
Director / Writer
Emeric Pressburger
Director / Writer


The Archers
Production company