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The Battle of the River Plate (1956) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and produced by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger and Earl St. John.

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Attention to detail was particularly important to the producers, so all the naval procedures depicted in the film are completely accurate. The scene where Harwood meets with his captains on board the Ajax, however, was a fictitious one, created in order to explain the situation to the audience.
Michael Powell had been a big fan of Noel Coward's In Which We Serve, which acted as inspiration for him.
HMS Birmingham was used as a camera ship.
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