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The Battle of the River Plate (1956)

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12:30-14:30 Sun 18th Nov 2018 145m
BBC2

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The Battle of the River Plate (1956) box art 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.