Landfall (film)

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Directed by Ken Annakin
Based on novel by Nevil Shute
Release dates
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office £141,127 (UK)[1]

Landfall is a 1949 British war film directed by Ken Annakin and starring Michael Denison, Patricia Plunkett and Kathleen Harrison. It is based on the 1940 novel, Landfall: A Channel Story, written by author Nevil Shute.



A British coastal command pilot sinks what he believes [correctly] to be a German submarine, which had sunk a British submarine, for which sinking the pilot is blamed. He is charged with neglect, and volunteers for a deadly mission. His girlfriend meanwhile tries to prove that he is innocent, and did sink a German U-boat rather than a British one.[2]


  1. Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p490

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