Glory at Sea

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HMS Ballantrae is an ageing battleship known as ‘Gift Horse’. Brought out of retirement during the Second World War, she is assigned with the job of leading an attack on an important enemy base. Although the crew are initially sceptical about ‘Gift... read more
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HMS Ballantrae is an ageing battleship known as ‘Gift Horse’. Brought out of retirement during the Second World War, she is assigned with the job of leading an attack on an important enemy base. Although the crew are initially sceptical about ‘Gift Horse’ and its capabilities, they must fight as best they can to triumph.

Original Release

06/01/1952

Cast

Richard Attenborough Dripper Daniels
Sonny Tufts Yank Flanagan
Trevor Howard Lt. Cmdr Hugh Alginon Fraser
James Donald Lt. Richard Jennings, No. 1
Joan Rice June Mallory, WREN Cypher Clerk
Bernard Lee A.S. 'Stripey' Wood
Dora Bryan Glad Flanagan
Hugh Williams Captain David G. Wilson
Robin Bailey Lt. Michael Grant, Pilot
Meredith Edwards Jones
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Compton Bennett

Writers

Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, William Fairchild, Hugh Hastings, William Rose

Cast

Richard Attenborough Dripper Daniels
Sonny Tufts Yank Flanagan
Trevor Howard Lt. Cmdr Hugh Alginon Fraser
James Donald Lt. Richard Jennings, No. 1
Joan Rice June Mallory, WREN Cypher Clerk
Bernard Lee A.S. 'Stripey' Wood
Dora Bryan Glad Flanagan
Hugh Williams Captain David G. Wilson
Robin Bailey Lt. Michael Grant, Pilot
Meredith Edwards Jones
John Forrest Appleby the Captain's Steward
Patric Doonan Petty Officer Martin
Sidney James Ned Hardy, Landlord Golden Bull
Harold Siddons Adm. Bartlett
Tony Quinn McConalog the Bartender
James Kenney John A. Fraser, Hugh's Son
George Street Court Member
Hugh Hastings Crewman
James Carney Bone
Harold Ayer Lt. Cmdr Carson

Producers

Editors

Alan Osbiston

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