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The Battle of the River Plate

Title
The Battle of the River Plate (2022)
The Battle of the River Plate
Year
2022
Catalog
Genre
IMDB
Rating
6 from 10 with total 24 votes
Premiere
1956-10-30
Runtime
119 minutes
Description
In the opening years of World War II the Royal Navy was fighting a desperate battle to keep the Atlantic convoy routes open and the British Isles supplied. Of great danger were the numerous surface/commerce raiders that had slipped out of German waters just before war was declared. Supplied by axis cargo ships or tankers, they primarily attacked and sank merchant shipping, and they could and did strike anywhere and everywhere. This is the story of one such ship – the \'Admiral Graf Spee\' – and how 3 lightly armed Royal Navy cruisers with mere 6 and 8 inch guns boldly took on this powerful \'pocket battleship\' armed with 11 inch guns.
Cast

John Gregson character Captain Bell - H.M.S. Exeter

Anthony Quayle character Commodore Harwood - H.M.S. Ajax

Ian Hunter character Captain Woodhouse - H.M.S. Ajax

Jack Gwillim character Captain Parry - H.M.N. Z. S. Achilles

Bernard Lee character Captain Dove - M.S. Africa Shell

Lionel Murton character Mike Fowler

Anthony Bushell character Sir Millington Drake, British Minister, Montevideo

Peter Illing character Dr. Guani, Foreign Minister, Uruguay

Michael Goodliffe character Captain McCall, R.N., British Naval Attache, Buenos Aires

Patrick Macnee character Lieutenant Commander Medley, R.N.

John Chandos character Dr. Langmann, German Minister, Montevideo

Douglas Wilmer character M. Desmoulins, French Minister, Montevideo

William Squire character Ray Martin

Roger Delgado character Captain Varela, Uruguayan Navy

Andrew Cruickshank character Captain Stubbs, 'Doric Star'

Christopher Lee character Manolo

Edward Atienza character Pop

April Olrich character Dolores

Peter Finch character Captain Langsdorff, "Admiral Graf Spee"

David Farrar character Narrator

Jeremy Kemp character Gunner, H.M.S. Achilles

John Le Mesurier character Reverend George Groves - Padre, HMS Exeter

Cyril Luckham character Lieutenant Jasper Abbot, H.M.S. Achilles

Donald Moffat character Swanston, Lookout, H.M.S. Ajax

George Murcell character Chief Officer, Newton Beach

Anthony Newley character Radio Operator, Tairoa, Prisoner on Admiral Graf Spee

Nigel Stock character Chief Officer, Tairoa, Prisoner on Admiral Graf Spee

Barry Foster character Bill Roper - Capt. Bell's Messenger, HMS Exeter

Ambrosine Phillpotts character Mrs. Millington-Drake, Montevideo

Tony Wager character Lookout, HMS Ajax

Brian Worth character Radio Operator, Doric Star, Prisoner on Graf Spee