The Battle of the River Plate

The Battle of the River Plate (1956)

Genres - Drama, History, War  |   Release Date - Oct 30, 1956  |   Run Time - 119 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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The Battle of the River Plate (a.k.a. in the United States as Pursuit of the Graf Spee) is a 1956 Technicolor British war film in VistaVision by the writer-director-producer team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. The film stars John Gregson, Anthony Quayle and Peter Finch and was distributed worldwide by Rank Film Distributors Ltd.

The film's storyline concerns the Battle of the River Plate, an early World War II naval battle in 1939 between a Royal Navy force of three cruisers and the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee.

Movie Info



Atlantic Ocean, Battle Of The River Plate, Naval Warfare, Royal Navy, Sea, Ship, True Stories


Filming Location: Malta, Pinewood Studios
Narrative Location: Uruguay
Subject: Battle of the River Plate

Alternate Titles

Graf Spee
, DE, US
La Batalla del Río de la Plata
La batalla del Río de la Plata
Pursuit of the Graf Spee