Categorised as a British World War II propaganda film this less known example is a superb work of morale-boosting films from mid World War 2. Well written and directed the film has a simple... See full summary »
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The residents of a British village during WWII welcome a platoon of soldiers who are to be billeted with them. The trusting residents then discover that the soldiers are Germans who proceed to hold the village captive. Written by
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Mrs Collins' village store was specially constructed for the film in the village of Turville. See more »
They make it clear the German corporal can not understand or speak English but later he is given a command in English and passes it on. See more »
[after witnessing one of the "Royal Engineers" abuse an inquisitive boy]
Oh, you great beast! You great bullying brute you, knocking a child about! You're a disgrace to your uniform! Why, you're no better than a German, - that's what you are!
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(after credits) ... and men of The Gloucestershire Regiment By kind permission of The War Office See more »
This story of German covert action in a quiet English village deserves to be better known. It has a multi-threaded plotline, great characterisation and acting, real tension, and (for it's time) pulls no punches in its depiction of violence. If you want a film that captures the mood of Britain as an island alone against Hitler, don't watch "The Eagle has Landed" - watch this!
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