For Freedom

Directed by Castleton Knight and Maurice Elvey
1940    87m
Made in 1940, this stirringly patriotic film cleverly combined new scenes with genuine newsreel footage. A newsreel journalist is on hand when the Giant German battleship Graf Spee flees into Montevideo Harbour after a punishing encounter with the British warships Exeter and Ajax. As events unfold in a very unexpected way, he is there with his camera to capture the dramatic end to the encounter.
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Cast of For Freedom
  • Will FyffeChief
  • Anthony HulmeSteve
  • E. V. H. EmmettTed / Commentator
  • Guy MiddletonPierre
  • Albert LievenFritz
  • Hugh McDermottSam
  • Arthur GoulletIvan
  • Engineer AngelHimself - Engineer Angel, S.S. Tairoa
  • Arthur Denton
  • Patrick DoveHimself - Captain Patrick G.G. Dove, S.S. Africa Shell
  • J.E.T. HarperNarrator
  • Aubrey JenkinsHimself - Enginer-Officer Aubrey Jenkins, S.S. Doric Star
  • Miles MallesonMinor Role
  • First Officer MurphyHimself - First Officer F.M. Murphy, S.S. Tairoa
  • Charles PottingerHimself - Captain Charles Pottinger, S.S. Ashlea
  • Jack RaineCutter
  • Bill RussellAdolf Hitler
  • Terry-ThomasNews reader
  • Engineer WalkerHimself - Engineer Walker, S.S. Tairoa
  • Millicent WolfSecretary
  • Pat WilliamsCutter

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