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Old 16th May 2020, 10:58
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longer ron
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Gift Horse (1952) (AKA Glory at Sea) - An old WW1 4 Pipe Destroyer is transferred to the Royal Navy and renamed HMS Ballantrae - she has a mostly inexperienced crew - the film starts in 1940 and ends with the raid on occupied St Nazaire in 1942. Trevor Howard plays Lt Cmdr Hugh Fraser, the newly appointed captain, back in service after having been 'on the beach' following a court martial in 1932.
Quite an enjoyable film - a few laughs on the way,the second half of the film obviously based on HMS Campbeltown.

Trevor Howard,Richard Attenborough,James Donald,Sonny Tufts,Bernard Lee.
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