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The battle of the River Plate

Author: Michael PowellEmeric PressburgerEarl St JohnJohn GregsonAnthony QuayleAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Hen's Tooth Video, [2010]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Widescreen presentationView all editions and formats
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"Two weeks after the start of WWII, a powerful German pocket battleship, the Graf Spee, sails the South Atlantic, destroying Allied merchant ships at will. Captained by one of Germany's most brilliant naval officers, the Graf Spee, with her superior speed and artillery, appears and disappears, sinking ship after ship. When the Allies are finally able to pinpoint its location a trap is set, pitting British  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
War films
Action and adventure films
Historical films
Fiction films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Powell; Emeric Pressburger; Earl St John; John Gregson; Anthony Quayle; Ian Hunter; Jack Gwillim; Bernard Lee; Lionel Murton; Anthony Bushell; Peter Illing; Michael Goodliffe; Patrick Macnee; John Chandos; Douglas Wilmer; William Squire; Roger Delgado; Andrew Cruickshank; Christopher Lee; Edward Atienza; April Olrich; Peter Finch; Arthur Lawson; Christopher Challis; Reginald Mills; Brian Easdale; Granada Media (Firm); Rank Organisation Film Productions.; Arcturus Productions Ltd.; ITV Studios.; Hen's Tooth Video (Firm)
OCLC Number: 690030681
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1956.
Special features: Profile of Battle of the River Plate featurette with interviews with John Brabourne (production manager); Christopher Challis (director of photography), Christopher Lee (actor) and Ian Christie (film historian).
Credits: Production designer, Arthur Lawson ; director of photography, Christopher Challis ; editor, Reginald Mills ; music composed by Brian Easdale.
Cast: John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Ian Hunter, Jack Gwillim, Bernard Lee, Lionel Murton, Anthony Bushell, Peter Illing, Michael Goodliffe, Patrick Macnee, John Chandos, Douglas Wilmer, William Squire, Roger Delgado, Andrew Cruickshank, Christopher Lee, Edward Atienza, April Olrich, Peter Finch.
Target Audience: Rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation, enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Dolby Digital.
Other Titles: Pursuit of the Graf Spee
Responsibility: Granada International ; the Rank Organisation presents ; a Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger production ; Arcturus Productions Limited ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger ; executive producer, Earl St. John ; ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

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"Two weeks after the start of WWII, a powerful German pocket battleship, the Graf Spee, sails the South Atlantic, destroying Allied merchant ships at will. Captained by one of Germany's most brilliant naval officers, the Graf Spee, with her superior speed and artillery, appears and disappears, sinking ship after ship. When the Allies are finally able to pinpoint its location a trap is set, pitting British Intelligence against a wily and powerful military opponent"--Container.

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