The Valiant
"The Valiant" (1962).jpg
British quad poster
Directed byRoy Ward Baker
Written byPlay L'Equipage au complet
Robert Mallet (writer)
Giorgio Capitani
Franca Caprino
Robert Mallet
Willis Hall
Keith Waterhouse
Produced byJon Penington
CinematographyWilkie Cooper
Edited by
  • Lea Pardo
  • John Pomeroy
Music byChristopher Whelen
  • BHP
  • Euro International Film (EIA)
Distributed byUnited Artists Corporation (UK)
Release date
4 January 1962
Running time
100 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

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 Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent.[1]


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


See also


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