Damn the Defiant

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Damn the Defiant ★★★ HMS Defiant 1962

Adventure abounds when Guinness, as captain of the HMS Defiant during the Napoleonic wars, finds himself up against not only the French but his cruel second-in-command (Bogarde) and a mutinous crew as well. In the end, both a fleet-wide mutiny and a French invasion of England are avoided. Much attention is paid to period detail in this well-crafted film. 101m/C VHS, DVD . GB Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, Maurice Denham, Anthony Quayle; D: Lewis Gilbert; W: Nigel Kneale, Edmund H. North; C: Christopher Challis; M: Clifton Parker.