In the early years of the 20th Century, two British yachtsmen (Michael York and Simon MacCorkindale) stumble upon a German plot to invade the east coast of England in a flotilla of specially designed barges. They set out to thwart this terrible scheme, but must outwit not only the cream of the German Navy, but the feared Kaiser Wilhelm himself. Written by
Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>
Men can disappear without a trace...and their secrets with them.
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Did You Know?
First of two filmed adaptations of the film's source 1903 novel "The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service" by Erskine Childers
. The book was made into a German telemovie about eight years after this film in 1987. Entitled The Riddle of the Sands
(1987), it was produced by the German public tv and radio station "Radio Bremen" and starred Burghart Klaußner
as Davies and Peter Sattmann
as Carruthers. See more
When Clara visits just after the attempted ramming she is wearing a hat and coat. When she leaves and rows away she is just wearing a dress without the coat and hat. See more
Version of The Riddle of the Sands