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Gift Horse (1952) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by Compton Bennett and produced by George Pitcher.

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The so-called "Gift Horse" of the film's title refers to the nickname of the aged decrepit four-stacker ex-U.S. Navy destroyer seen in the film, the HMS Ballantrae.
This film's dedication states: "In 1940 when Britain was fighting ashore for her life, the United States transferred fifty of her destroyers to the Royal Navy. This picture is respectfully dedicated to their exploits and is very broadly based on the adventures of one of these destroyers."
The military mission in the film is based on the real World War II raid on St. Nazaire by HMS Campbeltown in a campaign known as Operation Chariot.
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