SKU 2676


Basil Dearden Writers: Angus MacPhail (screenplay), Guy Morgan (screenplay), 1 more credit ยป Stars: Michael Redgrave, Rachel Kempson, Frederick Leister

In the summer of 1940, Captain Karel Hasek, a Czech soldier, escapes from Dachau concentration camp and assumes the identity of a dead British officer, Captain Geoffrey Mitchell. When he is caught, he joins thousands of British prisoners of war, captured during the Fall of France, on a march to a prison camp. He is suspected of being a spy by his fellow soldiers because of a few small errors and his fluency in the German language. Captain Grayson wants to lynch him forthwith, but Major Dalrymple, the senior British officer, hears Hasek out and believes his story. To avoid suspicion, he has to maintain the fiction that Mitchell is still alive by corresponding with Mitchell's widow Celia. Prior to the war, Mitchell had abandoned his wife and their two children, but the letters rekindle Celia's love.


DVD-R is in English with no subtitles. Approx. 92 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!




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