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The Battle of the River Plate

The Battle of the River Plate

Oct. 30, 1956United Kingdom119 Min.Not Rated
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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.

The Battle of the River Plate
Original title The Battle of the River Plate
IMDb Rating 6.6 4,189 votes
TMDb Rating 6.1 32 votes


Charles Orme


John Gregson isCaptain Bell - H.M.S. Exeter
Captain Bell - H.M.S. Exeter
Anthony Quayle isCommodore Harwood - H.M.S. Ajax
Commodore Harwood - H.M.S. Ajax
Ian Hunter isCaptain Woodhouse - H.M.S. Ajax
Captain Woodhouse - H.M.S. Ajax
Jack Gwillim isCaptain Parry - H.M.N. Z. S. Achilles
Captain Parry - H.M.N. Z. S. Achilles
Bernard Lee isCaptain Dove - M.S. Africa Shell
Captain Dove - M.S. Africa Shell
Lionel Murton isMike Fowler
Mike Fowler
Anthony Bushell isSir Millington Drake
Sir Millington Drake
Peter Illing isDr. Guani
Dr. Guani
Michael Goodliffe isCaptain McCall
Captain McCall
Patrick Macnee isLieutenant Commander Medley
Lieutenant Commander Medley