Directed by: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
Starring: Anthony Quayle, Ian Hunter, Jack Gwillim, John Gregson, Peter Finch
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Revealing mistake: When the German cruiser Graf Spee is seen leaving Montevideo harbour for the last time it is flying the American Stars and Stripes flag from the aft observation platform tower.
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Captain Bell - H.M.S. Exeter: Can reach Plymouth if ordered.
In the final shot, just as the credits are rolling, the British warships are sailing away with the sun setting behind them. In an earlier scene the radio commentator says that the sun is setting and a shot of the sun touching the surface of the sea is shown.
The "Graf Spee" still exists! The USS Salem (which played the part) is now a museum.