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?
The "Dulcibella" sailing yacht seen in the movie weighed seven tons and spanned thirty feet. The boat was discovered in Cornwall and converted for the film's sailing sequences. The yacht was actually built in the same shipyard as the vessel "Vixen" which was a boat owned by original source author Erskine Childers
whose experiences aboard her inspired the film's "Riddle of the Sands" source novel. See more
During the scene when Clara is frying Arthur's egg, some twenty minutes or so into the film. See more
Opening credits prologue: Frisian Islands, Germany 1901 See more
Version of The Riddle of the Sands