The Battle of the River Plate is a 1956 British war film by writer-director-producer team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, starring John Gregson, Anthony Quayle and Peter Finch. In the United States the film was retitled Pursuit of the Graf Spee.
The film is about the Battle of the River Plate, a real naval battle of 1939 between a Royal Navy force of three cruisers and the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee.
The Battle of the River Plate was nominated for three BAFTA Awards in 1957, for "Best British Film", "Best British Screenplay" and "Best Film From Any Source".
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