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Against the Wind (1948)

British agents engage in hazardous duty behind German lines.

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Michèle
Jack Warner ...
Cronk
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Duncan
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Picquart
Gisèle Préville ...
Julie (as Gisele Preville in opening credits)
John Slater ...
Emile Meyer
Peter Illing ...
Andrew
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Ackerman
Sybille Binder ...
Florence Malou
Hélène Hansen ...
Marie Berlot
Gilbert Davis ...
Commandant
Andrew Blackett ...
Frankie
Arthur Lawrence ...
Verreker
Eugene Deckers ...
Marcel Van Hecke
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Philip Elliot, refugee Belgian priest, reports to a secret school in London for spies and saboteurs behind German lines. After training, he and two others parachute into Belgium to help destroy a records office. This mission leads to German capture of an important resistance leader; four more agents (Emile, Max, Scotty, and Michele) go in on a rescue mission. But one of them is a traitor; and other things go wrong... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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They played macabre jokes - lively but deadly.

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26 June 1949 (USA)  »

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The title of the film is taken from a quote from 'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage by Lord Byron- "Yet, Freedom! yet thy banner, torn, but flying. Streams like the thunder-storm against THE WIND" (Canto iv, Stanza 98). See more »

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Closing credits epilogue: "Yet, Freedom! yet thy banner, torn, but flying. Streams like the thunder-storm against THE WIND" See more »

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Mariette
(1911) (uncredited)
Music by Arthur Courquin and Sterny
Lyrics by Emile Rhein
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Horse dung in the wind
4 April 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A group of uninteresting people are sent into Belgium to blow up a records office and rescue some bloke from prison. Can they succeed?

Unfortunately, there is no-one in the cast that anyone can identify with who is in the film for long enough. Gordon Jackson is dreadfully annoying as "Johnny", the schoolboy explosives expert who is out of his depth. Paul Dupuis is the best of the cast as "Picquart", the undercover Gestapo officer who sticks his neck out to help the very annoying Gordon Jackson. Simone Signoret is OK as "Michele" the radio operator but this role could equally have been played by Gisele Preville who played "Julie".

Indeed the film has 3 good sections that stick in the mind. One is the shot of "Julie" lying in the field after her parachute jump, staring at the sky and obviously very dead. It's the most shocking image from the film. The second is the scene where "Michele" discovers that her colleague is a traitor while they are sharing a quiet moment in their hideout. And the third is the scene where "Picquart" is trapped in his Nazi office and has to act quickly. That's it. Most of the rest of the film is dull and unengaging. It takes an hour or so before anything of interest happens.

A mention goes to Jack Warner as "Max". How on earth did England win a war with lard buckets like him in the army. What a heffalump! And what is the romance between "Michele" and "Johnny" all about? A complete nonsense. There are a few interesting sections but the film disappoints overall.


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