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THE BATTLE OF THE RIVER PLATE


Title of the Film THE BATTLE OF THE RIVER PLATE
Alternative Titles GRAF SPEE; PURSUIT OF THE GRAF SPEE
English Titles  
Year of Release 1956
Country of Origin UK
Language(s) English
Run Time (in minutes) 117
Length (in meters) 3229
Colour colour
Genre Action, adventure, war, drama
Based on/Source  
Production Companies Arcturus Productions, Rank Organisation, British and Dominions Film Corporation
Producer(s) Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Director Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Cast John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Ian Hunter, Jack Gwillim, Bernard Lee, Peter Illing, Lionel Murton, Patrick Macnee, Christopher Lee, Peter Finch
Literature Picture Post, 1 October 1956
Times, 30 October 1956
Jewish Chronicle, 2 November 1956
Picture Show, 3 November 1956
Spectator, 9 November 1956
Punch, 14 November 1956
Picturegoer, 1 December 1956
Sight and Sound, December 1956
Monthly Film Bulletin, December 1956
New York Times, 27 December 1957
http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/440192/index.html
Special notes Screenplay by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Artistic advisor: Hein Heckroth
The film was chosen for the 1956 Royal Film Performance




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