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The Riddle of the Sands (1979)

PG | | Adventure, Drama, Thriller | 1979 (UK)
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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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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In these shifting sands, men can disappear without a trace . . . and their secrets with them. See more »


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The author of the novel, Erskine Childers, was a British Army veteran of the Boer War and World War I. He became an Irish nationalist and revolutionary leader. He was later executed by the fledgling Irish Free State during the Irish Civil War on November 24, 1922. His son Erskine Hamilton Childers served as the fourth President of Ireland from June 25, 1973 until his death on November 17, 1974. See more »

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During the scene when Clara is frying Arthur's egg, some twenty minutes or so into the film. 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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