Author Grace Zaring Stone used a pen name when her book was published to protect relatives living in Europe from Nazi retribution. Similarly, no composer credit was given in the film for the same reason, and some of the actors used fictitious names. See more »
She knows nothing about international politics, she has the mind of an artist, she sees people as general humanity, not as separate races.
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Imagine! Returning to the country of yourself birth and finding yourself convicted of treason, then condemned to death, and for the sole crime of selling your old family home. Thus begins the nightmare one woman is plunged into in 1936 Nazi Germany, and is the setting for her son's desperate attempt to free and get her to safety. Robert Taylor plays the American-born son who goes to Germany to find out what has happened to his missing mother.
Feel his shock and incredulity when he learns of his mother's impending execution. See his mounting desperation and frustration as his inquiries are met with fearful denials from the very people who were once his mother's friends and neighbors.
To who can this lone American turn to for help? You will find yourself on the edge of your seat as you watch the unfolding horror, the near misses, the turning of fate. Better yet, read the novel this movie is based on.
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