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The Siege of Pinchgut
is a 1959 British thriller film directed by Harry Watt
Harry Watt was a Scottish documentary and feature film director, who began his career working for John Grierson and Robert Flaherty. His 1959 film The Siege of Pinchgut was entered into the 9th Berlin International Film Festival...
. It was entered into the 9th Berlin International Film Festival
The 9th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from June 26 to July 7, 1959.-Jury:* Robert Aldrich * Johan Jacobsen* Charles Ford* John Bryan* Ignazio Tranquilli* Shigueo Miyata* Wali Eddine Sameh* O. E...
. It was the last film from Ealing Studios.
A group of escaped convicts seize Fort Dennison in Sydney Harbour. The island has working coast artillery
Originally applied to any group of infantry primarily armed with projectile weapons, artillery has over time become limited in meaning to refer only to those engines of war that operate by projection of munitions far beyond the range of effect of personal weapons...
guns on it that they use to threaten Sydney until their demands. However, unbeknownst to the authorities, the convicts can not access the shells that are locked away in the fort.
This was the last of several films made in Australia after World War II
World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...
by Ealing Studios
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