Starring Richard Todd, William Hartnell, Akim Tamiroff,
Donald Houston and Keye Luke
Directed by Michael Anderson
Runtime: 113 min.
Print Quality: B
While sailing lawfully up the Yangste in 1949, the British warship Amethyst found its return to the open sea blocked by Communist Chinese shore batteries that unexpectedly opened fire. In charge, Lietenant Commander Kerans was not however prepared for his crew and his ship to remain as a hostage for the Chinese to use as an international pawn.