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The Pursuit Of The Graf Spee (The Battle Of The River Plate) DVD

The Pursuit Of The Graf Spee (The Battle Of The River Plate) DVD
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The Incredible True Story Of The German Pocket Battleship Graf Spee, Hounded To A Desperate Doom By The British Navy During The Early Days Of The Second World War, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS In All Regions DVD Format!

This landmark 1957 film tells the extraordinary story of the German Pocket Battleship Graf Spee, notorious commerce raider of the Atlantic ocean at the very beginning of the Second World War. DIspatched in secret two weeks before Germany invaded Poland, she hid until ordered at the end of September 1939 to attack British commercial shipping in the North Atlantic, South Atlantic and Indian Oceans. She sank nine ships during the next three months, much to the consternation of the British, who were eager to prevent further losses on the one hand and to grapple with the enemy during the continental "phoney war" on the other. To counter this menace, the British Navy sent out in separate hunting groups clusters of Allied heavy cruisers in hopes of tracking down and overwhelming the Graf Spee by force of numbers. The hunters found their prey on December 13th 1939, when British Hunting Group G comprised of HMS Exeter, HMS Ajax and HMS Achilles found her off the coast of Uruguay and commenced a desperate attack now known to history as The Battle of the River Plate. Savage fighting ensued, and after severely wounding the Exeter, the Graf Spee limped away to repair her own terrible wounds to the neutral port of Montevideo, Uruguay. What then ensued was a historic military-political thriller of a story, played out over the world's airwaves by live news reports over the NBC radio network, filled with suspense and intrigue, with an epic and tragic ending. (Color, 1:54).

Directors:
Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Writer:
Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Awards:
Nominated, BAFTA Film Awards 1957, Best British Film, Best British Screenplay, Best Film from any Source

Cast:
John Gregson ... Captain Bell - H.M.S. Exeter
Anthony Quayle ... Commodore Harwood - H.M.S. Ajax
Ian Hunter ... Captain Woodhouse - H.M.S. Ajax
Jack Gwillim ... Captain Parry - H.M.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 - R.N., British Naval Attache for Buenos Aires
Patrick Macnee ... Lieutenant Commander Medley - R.N.
John Chandos ... Dr. Langmann - German Minister, Montevideo
Douglas Wilmer ... M. Desmoulins - French Minister, Montevideo
William Squire ... Ray Martin
Roger Delgado ... Captain Varela - Uruguayan Navy
Andrew Cruickshank ... Captain Stubbs - 'Doric Star'
Anthony Newley ... Radio Operator, Tairoa, prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited)

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