Pursuit of the Graf Spee

Pursuit of the Graf Spee

Title: Pursuit of the Graf Spee

Release: 1956

Rating: 6.7

Language: English, German, Spanish

Country: UK

Runtime: 119

Genre: Action,Adventure,Drama,History,War

Pursuit of the Graf Spee

Release 1956
Rating 6.7
Language English, German, Spanish
Country UK
Runtime 119
Genre Action,Adventure,Drama,History,War



In the fall of 1939, the German heavy cruiser (referred to as a pocket battleship) Graf Spee seems to have command of the Atlantic. In the first three months of World War II, she was responsible for sinking 9 ships. The British sent three cruisers commanded by Commodore Henry Harwood to confront her. The battle took place on December 13, 1939 and the British came out on top. The Graf Spee headed for the neutral harbor of Montevideo, Uruguay. They were given only a short time to effect repairs and the British did their best to make them believe a British fleet of 6 or 8 ships awaited them. Rather than chance the loss of his men, the German captain ordered the Graf Spee scuttled.

Director :

Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Writer :

Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Actors :

... Captain Bell, H.M.S. Exeter

... Commodore Harwood, H.M.S. Ajax

... Captain Langsdorff, Admiral Graf Spee

... Captain Woodhouse, H.M.S. Ajax

... Captain Parry, H.M.S. Achilles

... Captain Dove, M.S. Africa Shell

... Mike Fowler