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The Battle of the River Plate

Nominated For/Won Awards   1956   3.1★ 119 mins Action & Adventure Rated: NR


Unknown Nominee: Best Film in 1957
Unknown Nominee: Best British Film in 1957


In this World War II docudrama, the British Royal Navy's Capt. Bell (John Gregson) and the crew of the Exeter set out to destroy the German battleship Graf, chasing the indestructible Nazi vessel and cornering it in the South Atlantic harbor of Montevideo. There, they wage a fierce campaign against the notorious battleship. The film's supporting cast includes Anthony Quayle, Ian Hunter and Peter Finch as the German captain, Langsdorff.
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