Cruiser Emden (1932)

Genres - War  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama, War Drama  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - Germany  |  
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Louis Ralph was director, co-writer and star of WWI drama Cruiser Emden. The title refers to a famous German warship, which conducted innumerable raids upon battle cruisers and passenger vessels alike, always striking without warning. Ultimately, the Emden was itself blasted from the waters by a feisty Australian naval crew. Evidently, the audience is expected to identify with the crew of the Emden, but this proves difficult considering the ship's bloody track record. A silent film on the same subject, Raider Emden, simply told the story without taking sides.

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war, against-all-odds, Australia, battleship, cat-and-mouse, Germany, infamy, invasion, sea, sinking, territory, voyage, warship