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Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1956) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Michael Powell
Emeric Pressburger

Writing Credits  

Michael Powell ... (written by) &
Emeric Pressburger ... (written by)

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification  

John Gregson ... Captain Bell - H.M.S. Exeter
Anthony Quayle ... Commodore Harwood-H.M.S. Ajax
Peter Finch ... Captain Hans Langsdorff - 'Admiral Graf Spee'
Ian Hunter ... Captain Woodhouse - H.M.S. Ajax
Jack Gwillim ... Captain Parry - H.M.N.Z.S. Achilles
Bernard Lee ... Captain Dove - M.S. Africa Shell
Lionel Murton Lionel Murton ... Mike Fowler
Anthony Bushell ... Mr. Millington Drake - British Minister, Montevideo
Peter Illing ... Dr. Guani - Foreign Minister, Uruguay
Michael Goodliffe ... Captain McCall - R.N., British Naval Attache, Buenos Aires
Patrick Macnee ... Lieutenant Commander Medley R.N.
John Chandos John Chandos ... Dr. Langmann - German Minister, Montevideo
Douglas Wilmer ... M. Desmoulins - French Minister, Montevideo
William Squire ... Ray Martin
Roger Delgado ... Captain Varela - Uruguayan Navy
Andrew Cruickshank Andrew Cruickshank ... Captain Stubbs - 'Doric Star'
Christopher Lee ... Manolo
Edward Atienza Edward Atienza ... Pop
April Olrich April Olrich ... Dolores
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Adcock Chris Adcock ... British Seaman (Prisoner on Graf Spee) (uncredited)
Douglas Argent Douglas Argent ... Sub. Lieutenant, HMS Ajax (uncredited)
Vincent Ball Vincent Ball ... Barnes - HMS Achilles (uncredited)
Ken Barker Ken Barker ... Marine Officer, HMS Ajax (uncredited)
Michael Barnes Michael Barnes ... Midshipman, HMS Ajax (uncredited)
Raymond Barrie Raymond Barrie ... Shirley - HMS Achilles (uncredited)
Terence Bayler ... Stoker - HMS Achilles (uncredited)
Alan Beale Alan Beale ... Capt. Pttinger (uncredited)
Richard Beale Richard Beale ... Capt. Pottinger (uncredited)
David Benson David Benson ... Marine Officer, HMS Ajax (uncredited)
John Britton John Britton ... Navigator, HMS Ajax (uncredited)
Robert Bruce Robert Bruce ... Lt. Cmdr. Smith - HMS Exeter (uncredited)
Anna Burden Anna Burden ... Madame Desmoulins, Montevideo (uncredited)
Richard Burrell Richard Burrell ... Navigator, HMS Exeter (uncredited)
Tony Burton Tony Burton ... Young Sailor, Aft-Conning, HMS Exeter (uncredited)
David Cameron David Cameron ... Pilot Officer Lewin - Pilot, Spotter Plane, HMS Ajax (uncredited)
Dennis Carnell Dennis Carnell ... Merchant Seaman (Prisoner on Graf Spee) (uncredited)
Paul Carpenter Paul Carpenter ... American reporter in Uruguay (uncredited)
Alan Casley Alan Casley ... Rating, Aft-Conning, HMS Exeter (uncredited)
Ronald Clarke Ronald Clarke ... Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited)
Michael Collins Michael Collins ... Chief Yeoman, HMS Ajax (uncredited)
James Copeland James Copeland ... Chief Yeoman, HMS Achilles (uncredited)
Robert Crewdson ... (uncredited)
Tita Dane ... (uncredited)
Gron Davies Gron Davies ... Chief Engineer, Trevannionion, Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited)
Denton De Gray Denton De Gray ... Kearney - Spotter Plane, HMS Ajax (uncredited)
Maxwell Denne Maxwell Denne ... Petty Officer, HMS Achilles (uncredited)
Patrick Dove Patrick Dove ... Capt., Streonshalh, Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited)
Peter Dyneley ... Captain, Newton Beach, Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited)
Mabel Etherington Mabel Etherington ... Onlooker (uncredited)
Eynon Evans Eynon Evans ... Chief Engineer, Newton Beach,Pprisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited)
Roy Everson Roy Everson ... Man in News Office (uncredited)
Jack Faint Jack Faint ... Chief Officer, Ashlea, Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited)
David Farrar ... Narrator (uncredited)
Peter Fontaine Peter Fontaine ... Gunnery Officer, HMS Ajax (uncredited)
John Forbes-Robertson ... Lt. McBarnett - HMS Exeter (uncredited)
Frank Forsyth ... Petty Officer, Bridge, HMS Ajax (uncredited)
Barry Foster ... Bill Roper - Capt. Bell's Messenger, HMS Exeter (uncredited)
Colin Free Colin Free ... 2nd Messenger, HMS Ajax (uncredited)
Otto Friese Otto Friese ... Tairoa Officer (uncredited)
Richard George Richard George ... Chief Officer, Trevannion, Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited)
Muriel Greenslade Muriel Greenslade ... Onlooker (uncredited)
Keith Grieve Keith Grieve ... Sick Bay P.O., HMS Achilles (uncredited)
Lucia Guillon Lucia Guillon ... Phone Girl, Montevideo (uncredited)
Peter Halliday ... Guani's Secretary (uncredited)
Ken Hayward Ken Hayward ... Spotting Officer, Gunnery Control, HMS Exeter (uncredited)
George Holdcroft George Holdcroft ... Manolo's Patron (uncredited)
Patrick Horgan ... Signalman, HMS Achilles (uncredited)
Helen Horton ... (uncredited)
Arthur Howell Arthur Howell ... Merchant Seaman [MS Tairoa] (uncredited)
Mary Jones Mary Jones ... Ms. Shaw (uncredited)
Kerry Jordan Kerry Jordan ... O.S. Rogers - HMS Achilles (uncredited)
Patrick Jordan Patrick Jordan ... Signalman, Aft-Conning, HMS Exeter (uncredited)
Marvin Kane Marvin Kane ... (uncredited)
Jeremy Kemp ... Gunner, HMS Achilles (uncredited)
Howard Lang ... Guns - HMS Exeter (uncredited)
John Le Mesurier ... Rev. George Groves - Padre, HMS Exeter (uncredited)
Frank Lloyd Frank Lloyd ... Messenger, HMS Achilles (uncredited)
Cyril Luckham ... Lt. Jasper Abbot - HMS Achilles (uncredited)
Kenneth Luckman Kenneth Luckman ... Mess P.O., HMS Achilles (uncredited)
Ivor Mairants Ivor Mairants ... Guitarist Accompanying Dolores (uncredited)
Alan Masterson Alan Masterson ... Midshipman, HMS Exeter (uncredited)
Jack Mayne Jack Mayne ... (uncredited)
Lane Meddick Lane Meddick ... P.O. Stacey - HMS Achilles (uncredited)
John Merivale John Merivale ... Cowburn - HMS Achilles (uncredited)
Kenneth Midwood Kenneth Midwood ... Petty Officer, Gunnery Control, HMS Exeter (uncredited)
Donald Moffat ... Swanston - Lookout, HMS Ajax (uncredited)
George Murcell ... Chief Officer, Newton Beach (uncredited)
Anthony Newley ... Radio Operator, Tairoa, Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited)
Joseph O'Conner Joseph O'Conner ... Chief Engineer, Doric Star, Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited)
David Paltenghi David Paltenghi ... Customs Officer (uncredited)
Conrad Phillips ... Lt. Washbourne - Gunnery Officer, HMS Achilles (uncredited)
Paul Phillips Paul Phillips ... British Embassy Official (uncredited)
Ambrosine Phillpotts ... Mrs. Millington-Drake, Montevideo (uncredited)
Columba Powell Columba Powell ... Lost Child in Crowd (uncredited)
Edward Powell Edward Powell ... Chief Officer, Huntsman, Prisoner on Graf Spree (uncredited)
Irene Prador Irene Prador ... (uncredited)
Peter Prowse Peter Prowse ... Lookout, HMS Exeter (uncredited)
Roy Purcell Roy Purcell ... Duty Officer Pennefeather - HMS Ajax (uncredited)
Robert Rietty Robert Rietty ... Dubbing (voice) (uncredited)
Rive Rola Rive Rola ... (uncredited)
Alan Rolfe Alan Rolfe ... Petty Officer, HMS Exeter (uncredited)
David Rose David Rose ... Boy Dorset - HMNZS Achilles (uncredited)
John Schlesinger ... Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited)
Peter Scott Peter Scott ... 1st Messenger, HMS Ajax (uncredited)
Jeff Silk ... Crewman, HMS Achilles (uncredited)
Peter Smallwood Peter Smallwood ... Spotting Officer, HMS Ajax (uncredited)
John Smart John Smart ... Manolo's Patron (uncredited)
Muriel Smith ... Dolores, Montevideo (singing voice) (uncredited)
Julian Somers Julian Somers ... Quartermaster, Graf Spee (uncredited)
Barry Steele Barry Steele ... Midshipman, HMS Ajax (uncredited)
Graham Stewart Graham Stewart ... Signalman, HMS Exeter (uncredited)
Nigel Stock ... Chief Officer, Tairoa, Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited)
Alan Townsend Alan Townsend ... Duty Officer, HMS Ajax (uncredited)
Guy Verney Guy Verney ... Cmdr. Graham - HMS Exeter (uncredited)
Tony Wager ... Lookout, HMS Ajax (uncredited)
Colin Wall Colin Wall ... Boy Bugler, HMS Exeter (uncredited)
Pearl Walters Pearl Walters ... Woman in News Office (uncredited)
John Warren John Warren ... Chief Yeoman Signals, HMS Exeter (uncredited)
Patrick Westwood ... Archer, HMS Ajax (uncredited)
George Whiting George Whiting ... Chief Engineer, Aft-Conning, HMS Exeter (uncredited)
Ian Whittaker Ian Whittaker ... Boiler Room Messenger, HMS Achilles (uncredited)
David Williams David Williams ... Lookout, HMS Exeter (uncredited)
Neil Wilson ... Mess P.O., HMS Achilles (uncredited)
Brian Worth Brian Worth ... Radio Operator, Doric Star, Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited)

Produced by 

Michael Powell ... producer
Emeric Pressburger ... producer
Earl St. John ... executive producer
Sydney Streeter ... associate producer

Music by 

Brian Easdale

Cinematography by 

Christopher Challis ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Reginald Mills

Production Design by 

Arthur Lawson

Makeup Department 

Geoffrey Rodway ... makeup artist

Production Management 

John Brabourne ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Charles Orme ... assistant director

Art Department 

Hein Heckroth ... artistic adviser
Don Picton ... assistant art director (as Donald Picton) / assistant art director (uncredited)
Mark Rowe ... props (uncredited)
Bernard Sarron ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Gordon K. McCallum ... sound recordist
Arthur Stevens ... sound editor
C.C. Stevens ... sound recordist
Harry Fairbairn ... sound assistant (uncredited)
P. Lloyd ... boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

James Snow ... special effects
Bill Warrington ... special effects
Robin Vidgeon ... special effects: camera assistant (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Austin Dempster ... camera operator
Ian Jeayes ... still photographer (uncredited)
Alec Mills ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Jock Sang ... chief electrician (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Jack Dalmayne ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Editorial Department 

Noreen Ackland ... assembly cutter (uncredited)
Michael Edmonds ... second assistant editor (uncredited)

Music Department 

Frederic Lewis ... musical director
Muriel Smith ... singing voice: April Olrich (uncredited)

Other crew 

Arthur Alcott ... production controller: Pinewood Studios, London, England
F.S. Bell ... naval adviser (as Captain F.S. Bell C.B. R.N. {Ret'd.})
Patrick Dove ... technical adviser: on the prison sequences -"Graf Spee" (as Captain Patrick Dove of the 'African Shell')
Betty Harley ... continuity
Ralph Medley ... advisor (uncredited)
Jean Osborne ... publicist (uncredited)
Bill Paton ... assistant: Mr. Powell (uncredited)

Thanks 

J.A.R. Abbott ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Commander J.A.R. Abbott R.N.)
G.A. Allen ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Lieut-Commander G.A. Allen R.N.)
F.S. Bell ... especial thanks (as Captain F.S. Bell C.B. Royal Navy)
Jack S. Bongard ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Mr. Jack S. Bongard)
M. Bowman-Manifold ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Mr. M. Bowman-Manifold)
G.C. Cowburn ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Commander G.C. Cowburn D.S.C. R.N.)
I.D. De'Ath ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Major I.D. de'Ath D.S.O. M.B.E. R.M.)
C.F. Dent ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Mr. C.F. Dent)
H.J. Dietrich ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Dr. H.J. Dietrich)
G.W. Dixon ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Rev. G.W. Dixon M.A. R.N.)
Patrick Dove ... especial thanks (as Captain Patrick Dove Merchant Navy)
D.P. Dreyer ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Commander D.P. Dreyer D.S.C. R.N.)
E.M. Edwards ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Captain E.M. Edwards M.N.)
R. Fontaña ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Mr. R. Fontaña)
John Garland ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Mr. John Garland)
R. Glucksmann ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Mr. R. Glucksmann)
Mrs. R.R. Graham ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used
George Grove ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Rev. George Grove R.N.)
John Harper ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Mr. John Harper)
Lady Harwood ... especial thanks
L. Hill ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Mr. L. Hill)
Lloyd Hirst ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Commander Lloyd Hirst O.B.E. R.N.)
R.B. Jennings ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Commander R.B. Jennings D.S.O. D.S.C. and bar R.N.)
R.E.N. Kearney ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Captain R.E.N. Kearney O.B.E. R.N.)
Hugh G. Kendal ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Mr. Hugh G. Kendal)
Ruth Langsdorff ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Frau Ruth Langsdorff)
E.D.G. Lewin ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Captain E.D.G. Lewin C.B.E. D.S.O. D.S.C. and bar R.N.)
D.T. McBarnet ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Commander D.T. McBarner D.S.C. R.N.)
Henry McCall ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Admiral Sir Henry McCall K.C.V.O. K.B.E. C.B. D.S.O.)
John Mead ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Mr. John Mead)
R.C. Medley ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Commodore R.C. Medley D.S.O. O.B.E. R.N.)
Kurt Meusemann ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Kapitan zur See Kurt Meusemann a.D.)
Eugen Millington-Drake ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Sir Eugen Millington-Drake K.C.M.G.)
Anthony Morse ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used: for his son, Sub. Lieut. C.A.L. Morse, killed in action (as Vice Admiral Sir Anthony Morse K.B.E. C.B. D.S.O.)
W. Edward Parry ... especial thanks (as Admiral Sir W. Edward Parry K.C.B.)
R.R.S. Pennefather ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Commodore R.R.S. Pennefather R.N.)
Carlos Ramela ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Dr. Carlos Ramela)
Captain Robinson ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Captain Robinson M.N.)
Esther Shaw ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Miss Esther Shaw)
C.J. Smith ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Lieut-Commander C.J. Smith D.S.C. R.N.)
W. Stubbs ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Captain W. Stubbs M.N.)
W. Swanston ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Commissioned Communications Officer W. Swanston R.N.)
F.P. Thomas ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Mr. F.P. Thomas)
N.K. Tod ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Commander N.K. Tod D.S.C. R.N.)
R.E. Washbourn ... all those who helped or gave permission for their names to be used (as Captain R.E. Washbourn D.S.O. O.B.E. R.N.)
Charles Woodhouse ... especial thanks (as Admiral Sir Charles Woodhouse K.C.B.)
Crew verified as complete

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