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Gift Horse

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Gift Horse

Gift Horse - War Film DVD - NEW & SEALED

DVDs, PAL, Region 2

Richard Attenborough, Trevor Howard and Dora Bryan star in this classic 1950s war Film broadly based on dramatic, real life events.


A powerful story of a Royal Navy destroyer and her officers and crew during the early years of the Second World War.

HMS Ballantrae is an ex-U.S. Navy destroyer, one of fifty lent by the Americans in 1940 to a desperate Royal Navy fighting to keep the Atlantic sea lanes open. The ship is old and desperately in need of a major refit, but instead is almost immediately pressed into service on convoy escort duty.

Her new captain, Lt. Commander Fraser (Trevor Howard), struggles to keep her operational, while dealing with problems arising from his own, chequered past. The crew are mostly new recruits - raw, inexperienced and not used to navy discipline. Somehow, Fraser must shape them into a formidable fighting unit as they run the lethal gauntlet of U-Boats and German bombers.

Just as HMS Ballantrae seems to have overcome her problems, she is selected to play a vital role in one of the most daring commando raids of the entire war, a mission from which the ship is intended never to return.

A fine supporting cast including Bernard Lee, Dora Bryan, Sid James, Sonny Tufts, Joan Rice and James Donald, GIFT HORSE offers an authentic and moving portrayal of life on board a Royal Navy ship during World War Two. It was made with the full cooperation of both the Admiralty and the St. Nazaire Society.

USA and Overseas Buyers: - Please Note that this DVD is Region 2 and the format of the DVD is in PAL. This means that your playback equipment must be code free and able to handle PAL format. Make sure you check your DVD player and TV to make sure before buying.

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