The Valiant (1962 film)

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The Valiant
"The Valiant" (1962).jpg
British quad poster
Directed by Roy Ward Baker
Produced by Jon Penington
Written by Play L'Equipage au complet
Robert Mallet
Giorgio Capitani
Franca Caprino
Robert Mallet
Willis Hall
Keith Waterhouse
Starring John Mills
Ettore Manni
Roberto Risso
Music by Christopher Whelen
Cinematography Wilkie Cooper
Edited by Lea Pardo
John Pomeroy
Euro International Film (EIA)
Distributed by United Artists Corporation (UK)
Release date
4 January 1962
Running time
100 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Valiant is a 1962 British/Italian international co-production film directed by Roy Ward Baker, and starring John Mills, Ettore Manni, Roberto Risso, Robert Shaw, and Liam Redmond. It is based on the Italian manned torpedo attack which seriously damaged the two British battleships Valiant and Queen Elizabeth and the oil tanker Sagona at the port of Alexandria in December 1941.

The film had a Royal Gala Premiere on 4 January 1962 at the Odeon Leicester Square in the presence of H.R.H. The Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent.[1]


Alexandria December, 1941. Two Italian frogmen are captured under suspicion of placing a mine under the HMS Valiant. They are brought onto the ship for questioning.


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  1. ^ The Times online archive 4/5 Jan 1962

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