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Two Thousand Women (1944)

 |  Comedy, Drama, War  |  October 1951 (USA)
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Women in a French concentration camp conceal downed British airmen from Nazi soldiers, and try to help them escape. Produced by Edward Black. Written and directed by Frank Launder.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Phyllis Calvert ...
Freda Thompson
Flora Robson ...
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Patricia Roc ...
Rosemary Brown
Renee Houston ...
Maud Wright
Reginald Purdell ...
Alec Harvey
Anne Crawford ...
Jean Kent ...
Bridie Johnson
James McKechnie ...
Jimmy Moore
Robert Arden ...
Dave Kennedy (as Rob Arden)
Carl Jaffe ...
Sergt. Hentzner
Muriel Aked ...
Miss Meredith
Kathleen Boutall ...
Mrs. Hadfield
Hilda Campbell-Russell ...
Mrs. Hope Latimer
Christiana Forbes ...
Frau Holweg
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Women in a French concentration camp conceal downed British airmen from Nazi soldiers, and try to help them escape. Produced by Edward Black. Written and directed by Frank Launder.

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Stylish, sexy wartime comedy-drama.
23 August 2001 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

All those women are confined in a remarkably luxurious German internment camp without male company. What a waste, as so many of them seem to have film star looks and wardrobes to match. So what better spot for some British airforce chaps to seek refuge? Seriously now folks, those British boys must be helped to escape at once. But it's awfully hot in here don't you think, perhaps I'll just take a bath...

After a slow and rather class-conscious opening, the story develops into a stylish, sometimes funny and often sexy battle of wits against the usual hapless German guards and the occasional informer. Along the way, the camera lingers wistfully on every stockinged thigh and lacy bosom, but somehow everyone manages to keep thinking of England – at least some of the time.

A top cast of female leads.


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