Artikelnummer 5866

PURSUIT OF THE GRAF SPEE (The Battle of the River Plate) (1956)

Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger Stars: John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Peter Finch

In the fall of 1939, the German heavy cruiser (referred to as a pocket battleship) Graf Spee seems to have command of the Atlantic. In the first three months of World War II, she is responsible for sinking nine ships. The British send three cruisers commanded by Commodore Henry Harwood to confront her. The battle takes place on December 13, 1939 and the British come out on top. The Graf Spee heads for the neutral harbor of Montevideo, Uruguay. They are given only a short time to effect repairs and the British do their best to make them believe a British fleet six to eight ships await them. Rather than chance the loss of his men, the German captain orders the Graf Spee scuttled.

DVD-R is In English with no subtitles. Approx. 116 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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