About the film
Yangtse Incident : The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst
Release Date: April 01, 1957
|Production Companies||:||British Lion Films, Wilcox-Neagle|
|Producers||:||Herbert Wilcox, Franklin Gollings|
|Writers||:||Eric Ambler, Franklin Gollings, Lawrence Earl|
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.