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Nurse Edith Cavell (1939)

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English nurse Edith Cavell is matron in a small private hospital in German-occupied Brussels during WWI. When the son of a recently deceased patient escapes from a German prisoner-of-war ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Anna Neagle ...
Edna May Oliver ...
Countess de Mavon
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Capt. Heinrichs
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Mme. Rappard
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Mme. Moulin
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Hugh Gibson
Sophie Stewart ...
Sister Williams
Mary Howard ...
Nurse O'Brien
Robert Coote ...
Bungey
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Pierre
Gui Ignon ...
Cobbler
Lionel Royce ...
Gen. von Ehrhardt
Jimmy Butler ...
Jean Rappard (as James Butler)
Rex Downing ...
François Rappard
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Lt. Schultz
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English nurse Edith Cavell is matron in a small private hospital in German-occupied Brussels during WWI. When the son of a recently deceased patient escapes from a German prisoner-of-war camp, Cavell aids him to reach Holland and safety. This leads to Cavell, a local noblewoman, the grandmother of the escaped prisoner-of-war, and others to form an organization to help Belgian, French, English and other soldiers escape as well. Eventually the Germans become aware of what's happening and take action. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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1 September 1939 (USA)  »

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A Enfermeira Edith Cavell  »

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The bible verse Cavell reads in the night, "Appoint out for you cities of refuge whereof I spake unto you..." is from Joshua 20:2. See more »

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Deeply moving
18 May 2011 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Deeply moving dramatisation of the heroism of the English nurse Edith Cavell and her Belgian supporters, who smuggled about 200 Allied soldiers and airmen out of German-occupied Belgium until she was caught, tried and on 12 October 1915 shot at dawn. Notable for the immense restraint and dignity shown by Anna Neagle in the title role, caring equally for wounded German troops and completely unafraid of blustering German officers. A devout Anglican, above her duty to her country she placed the overriding duty of saving life.

Diplomats at the Brussels embassy of the neutral USA made huge efforts to save her life once captured but the Germans were implacable. After the war, her disinterred remains were given a state funeral in Westminster Abbey and then reburied at Norwich Cathedral. This film came out as sacrifices were again being asked from English women, while the USA watched Belgium being crushed a second time by an even more vicious German regime.


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