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The Battle of the River Plate (1956)

Region: 2
UPC/Barcode: 5014138282363
Released: 20th March 2000
Release type: Deleted
No. of Discs: 1
Catalogue No: CCD8236
Category: Feature, War
Format: DVD / Normal
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Film information

Based on: A true story

Story: The penultimate film from the celebrated teaming of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger ('Black Narcissus', 'A Matter of Life and Death') tells the true story of the famous 1939 naval battle. Hans Langsdorff (Peter Finch) is captaining the crack German battleship Graf Spee through the South Atlantic, unaware that a small number of lightweight British battle cruisers are hot on his trail. When the British cruisers manage to trap the powerful German ship in the Uruguayan harbour of Montevideo, they attempt to trick Langsdorff into believing that an entire battle fleet is waiting to destroy his vessel at sea.

Starring: John Gregson, Peter Finch, Anthony Quayle, Bernard Lee, Anthony Bushell, Andrew Cruickshank, Michael Goodliffe, Ian Hunter, Peter Illing, Christopher Lee, Jack Gwillim, Lionel Murton, Roger Delgado, William Squire

Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Music by: Brian Easdale

Produced by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Written by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

DVD information

Studio/distributor: Cinema Club

Other releases of this film

The Battle of the River Plate (1956) (Special Edition) (Retail / Rental)
The Battle of the River Plate (1956) (Widescreen) (Deleted)