In 1940, the Royal Navy is frantically recruiting for WWII so pulls Lieutenant Commander Fraser out of retirement to captain the HMS Ballantrae, herself recently re-commissioned and lent by the Americans to a seriously under-resourced British Navy. Despite an inauspicious start and multiple repairs, Fraser crafts the ship and its crew into an efficient fighting force, culminating in a daring mission to destroy a French dockyard which is crucial to the Nazis in maintaining their formidable battleships. The climax of the film is a fictional account of the real-life St Nazaire Raid of 1942 AKA Operation Chariot - led by a ship very similar to the Gift Horse itself, and celebrated as The Greatest Raid of All.

Gift Horse

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Number of Discs
1
Release Date
04/04/2022
Studio
StudioCanal
format
DVD / Restored
Duration
96
Certificate UK
PG

In 1940, the Royal Navy is frantically recruiting for WWII so pulls Lieutenant Commander Fraser out of retirement to captain the HMS Ballantrae, herself recently re-commissioned and lent by the Americans to a seriously under-resourced British Navy. Despite an inauspicious start and multiple repairs, Fraser crafts the ship and its crew into an efficient fighting force, culminating in a daring mission to destroy a French dockyard which is crucial to the Nazis in maintaining their formidable battleships. The climax of the film is a fictional account of the real-life St Nazaire Raid of 1942 AKA Operation Chariot - led by a ship very similar to the Gift Horse itself, and celebrated as The Greatest Raid of All.

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Director: Compton Bennett
Producer: George Pitcher
Writer: William Fairchild
Writer: Hugh Hastings
Music: Clifton Parker
Cinematographer: Harry Waxman
Actor: Trevor Howard
Actor: Richard Attenborough
Actor: James Donald
Actor: Sonny Tufts
Actor: Bernard Lee
Actor: Dora Bryan
Actor: Hugh Williams
Actor: Robin Bailey
Actor: Meredith Edwards
Actor: John Forrest
Actor: Patric Doonan
Actor: Sid James

Main Format
DVD
Keyword Index
Gift Horse|Trevor Howard
Alternative Title
Glory at Sea
Colour
B/W
Region
Region 2
Extras 1
High Definition extras tbc
Extras 2
Language(s):English, HardofHearingSubtitles:English, InteractiveMenu
Extras 3
BonusFootage, Documentaries:'OperationChariotandHMSCampbeltown:JamesDorrianRememberstheRealGiftHorse','CeremonyCommemorating5YearAnniversaryoftheStNazaireRaid', ImageGallery, Trailers
Catalogue Number
OPTD4428

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