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Submitted by Roger Mellor
The Silver Fleet (1943)
"Radio Times" film guide
Director - Vernon Sewell and Gordon Wellesley
Screenplay - Vernon Campbell Sewell, Gordon Wellesley [and Emeric (uncredited)]
Producers - Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger Starring -
Running Time - mins
Country of Origin - UK
This British wartime flag-waver boasts the magic names of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. But they were only producers of this film, which was actually written and directed by Vernon Sewell and Gordon Wellesley. Their influence may well account for the too-stately progress of its tale of shipping engineer Ralph Richardson, posing as a traitor in Nazi-occupied Holland in order to destroy the U-boat he's just had built. Richardson's performance is never less than convincing and neither is the story once it gets going.
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