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The Silver Fleet (1943)

Jaap van Leyden (Sir Ralph Richardson) is in charge of a shipyard in newly occupied Holland. At first he collaborates with the Germans because it is the easiest course to follow. Later, a ... See full summary »

Directors:

Vernon Sewell (as Vernon Campbell Sewell), Gordon Wellesley

Writers:

Vernon Sewell (as Vernon Campbell Sewell), Gordon Wellesley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Richardson ... Jaap van Leyden
Googie Withers ... Helène van Leyden
Esmond Knight ... von Schiffer
Beresford Egan Beresford Egan ... Krampf
Frederick Burtwell Frederick Burtwell ... Captain Müller
Kathleen Byron ... Schoolmistress
Willem Akkerman ... Willem van Leyden
Dorothy Gordon ... Janni Peters
Charles Victor Charles Victor ... Bastiaan Peters
John Longden ... Jost Meertens
Joss Ambler Joss Ambler ... Cornelis Smit
Margaret Emden Margaret Emden ... Bertha
George Schelderup George Schelderup ... Dirk
Neville Mapp Neville Mapp ... Joop
Ivor Barnard ... Admiral
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Storyline

Jaap van Leyden (Sir Ralph Richardson) is in charge of a shipyard in newly occupied Holland. At first he collaborates with the Germans because it is the easiest course to follow. Later, a child's rhyme reminds him of his patriotic duty, but how best to resist the Nazis without endangering his wife and fellow workers? Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Selected as the First Picture to be Shown at the San Francisco United Nations Conference See more »

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Drama | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

P.H. contre Gestapo See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where Jaap van Leyden says goodbye to his wife while brushing her hair was devised by Sir Ralph Richardson. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: "I know death hath ten thousand several doors

For men to take their exits". See more »

Soundtracks

Piet Hein's Name Is Short
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Jan Pieter Heije
English Lyrics by Tommie Connor
Music by Johannes Viotta
Arranged by Allan Gray
Sung by the teacher and the students in the school
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Must see golden oldie
22 March 2018 | by paulrsmaleSee all my reviews

Good ww2 film, seeing it's an oldie, nice and gripping, could easily be a true yarn


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