Gift Horse (1952)


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Drama, War & Military
1h 35min


Richard Attenborough
Dripper Daniels
James Donald
Lt. Richard Jennings, No. 1
Sonny Tufts
Yank Flanagan
Trevor Howard
Lt. Cmdr Hugh Alginon Fraser
Bernard Lee
A.S. 'Stripey' Wood
Dora Bryan
Glad Flanagan
Hugh Williams
Captain David G. Wilson
Robin Bailey
Lt. Michael Grant, Pilot
John Forrest
Appleby the Captain's Steward
Patric Doonan
Petty Officer Martin
Sid James
Ned Hardy, Landlord Golden Bull
Harold Siddons
Adm. Bartlett


Compton Bennett's war drama The Gift Horse follows the fortunes of ageing destroyer The Ballantrae and her crew from the time they come together in 1940 until the climactic raid on occupied St Nazaire in 1942. Trevor Howard plays Lt Cmdr Hugh Alginon Fraser, the newly appointed captain, back in service after having left the navy following a court martial.

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