U certificateThe Battle of The River Plate is a Film programme that first aired in 1956 and has been classified a U certificate.

The Battle of The River Plate is a 3 star programme

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The Battle of The River Plate (1956)

Directed by
Emeric Pressburger
Michael Powell

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's wartime drama is based on the true story of the hunt for and destruction of the German pocket battleship, Graf Spee, during World War II. Two light British cruisers, Exeter and Ajax, with New Zealand cruiser Achilles, surprise her in the South Atlantic and, despite being heavily outgunned, engage the enemy, inflicting enough damage to send the battleship into neutral Montevideo harbour.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Production Year: 1956

3/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Colour


John Gregson...Capt. Bell HMS Exeter
Anthony Quayle...Cdre. Harwood HMS Ajax
Ian Hunter...Capt. Woodhouse HMS Ajax
Jack Gwillim...Capt. Parry HMNZS Achilles
Image for Bernard LeeBernard Lee...Capt. Dove MS Africa Shell
Lionel Murton...Mike Fowler Montevideo
Anthony Bushell...Millington Drake British Minister Uruguay
Peter Illing...Dr. Guani Uruguayan Foreign Minister
Michael Goodliffe...Capt. McCall R.N. British Naval Attache Buenos Aires
Patrick Macnee...Lt. Cmdr. Medley HMS Ajax
John Chandos...Dr. Langmann German Minister Uruguay
Douglas Wilmer...M. Desmoulins French Minister Uruguay
William Squire...Ray Martin Montevideo
Roger Delgado...Capt. Varela Uruguyan Navy
Andrew Cruickshank...Capt. Stubbs Doric Star
Image for Christopher LeeChristopher Lee...Manolo
Edward Atienza...Pop
April Olrich...Dolores
Image for Peter FinchPeter Finch...Capt. Langsdorff Admiral Graff Spee
MarĂ­a Mercedes...Madame X