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The Battle of the River Plate

1956 Rated NR 1hr 59m

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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Movie Details

1957 BAFTA®
  • Best Film nominee
  • Best British Film nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.