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The Riddle of the Sands (1979)

 -  Adventure | Drama | Thriller  -  1979 (UK)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Carruthers
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Clara
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Davies
Alan Badel ...
Dollmann
Jürgen Andersen ...
Von Brüning (as Jurgen Andersen)
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Böhme
Hans Meyer ...
Grimm
Wolf Kahler ...
Olga Lowe ...
Frau Dollmann
Ronald Markham ...
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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>

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Men can disappear without a trace...and their secrets with them. See more »


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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 »

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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 »

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An Excellent Film, watched it many times!
2 December 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I found Riddle Of The Sands to be a fine film, it flowed nicely and has that fine english old school comradeship charm about it. While it's not heavy on action or budget, I found it to be a refreshing break from some of the more modern films. Having a simple story line and most probably a low budget, Riddle Of the Sands shines quitely and is somewhat under rated by many in my opinion. with it's beautiful music and a fine cast, I feel This film is an all time Great...


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