Video Details

Title: BATTLE of The RIVER PLATE (Peter Finch) PAL
Title AKA:/aka/ Pursuit of The Graf Spee

OUR PRICE: $95.00

Year: 1956 / PAL / 119 mins

Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Peter Finch, Ian Hunter, Bernard Lee, Patrick Macnee, Christopher Lee

Video Notes:
Set during the early years of World War II, the War in the Atlantic. The Royal Navy was fighting a desperate battle to keep the convoy routes open to keep the British Isles supplied. One great danger was the surface raiders, huge battleships that slipped out of German waters just before war was declared. "The Bismarck", "The Scharnhorst", "The Gneissau" and "The Graf Spee" were supplied by tanker & could strike anywhere. This is the story of how 3 lightly armed cruisers with only 6 and 8 inch guns boldly took on a faster, heavy battleship armed with radar controlled 11 inch guns. They should have been blown out of the water before they could fire a single shot but ...