The Riddle of the Sands

The Riddle of the Sands (1979)

In these shifting sands, men can disappear without a trace . . . and their secrets with them.

  • Genre: Action, Drama
  • Release Date: 1979-10-02
  • User Rating: 6.4/10 from 14 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 43min
  • Language: English
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
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From 14 Ratings
6.5 46%


In the early years of the 20th Century, two British yachtsmen (Michael York and Simon MacCorkindale) stumble upon a German plot to invade the east coast of England in a flotilla of specially designed barges. They set out to thwart this terrible scheme, but must outwit not only the cream of the German Navy, but the feared Kaiser Wilhelm himself.

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  • Camera Christopher Challis Director of Photography
    Sound Howard Blake Original Music Composer
    Writing Tony Maylam Screenplay
    Directing Tony Maylam Director
    Writing Erskine Childers Novel
    Production Drummond Challis Producer
    Editing Peter Hollywood Editor
    Art Hazel Peiser Production Design