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Odette (1950)

 -  Drama | War  -  2 October 1950 (UK)
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This is the story of a brave woman who volunteered to join SOE (Special Operations Executive) during WWII. She was flown into occupied France where she fought with the French resistance. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anna Neagle ...
Odette Sanson / Marie / Lise
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Captain Peter Churchill / Raoul
Marius Goring ...
Colonel Henri
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Lt. Alex Rabinovich / Arnauld
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Jack
Maurice Buckmaster ...
Himself
Alfred Schieske ...
Camp Commandant
Gilles Quéant ...
Jacques (as Gilles Queant)
Marianne Walla ...
S.S. Wardress
Fritz Wendhausen ...
Colonel (as F.R.Wendhousen)
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This is the story of a brave woman who volunteered to join SOE (Special Operations Executive) during WWII. She was flown into occupied France where she fought with the French resistance. Captured and tortured by the Gestapo, she refused to identify her accomplices. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Odette - agent S23  »

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Anna Neagle spent a year with Odette Hallowes visiting the various prisons and camps where Odette was held and being introduced to other surviving SOE agents. Odette said of her, "She was absolutely into it. In fact it took one year after the end of the film to get back to normal, she was more upset by doing that film than I was reliving the experience." See more »

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The scene where Neagle & Ustinov are scrambling up a snow bank in order to light be the beacon for the aircraft, they scramble up the SAME bank twice. See more »

Crazy Credits

Epilogue, scrolls up the screen ... "It is with a sense of deep humility that I allow my personal story to be told. I am a very ordinary woman to whom a chance was given to see human beings at their best and at their worst. I knew kindness as well as cruelty, understanding as well as brutality. My comrades, who did far more than I and suffered far more profoundly, are not here to speak. It is to their memory that this film has been made and I would like it to be a window through which may be seen those very gallant women with whom I had the honour to serve." Odette Churchill See more »

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Saga of Odette
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Opened a whole new world for me
17 February 2006 | by (Mount Pleasant, Iowa) – See all my reviews

I first saw Odette when I first arrived in the United States at age 12. I was captivated by television and watched old movies and old television reruns after school. I was just developing a love for history and world war 2 history at school when I saw Odette for the first time. The story, authentic scenery and realistic performances completely drew me in. This movie will keep you on the edge of your seat for it is extremely intense and Anne Neagle draws you completely into the dark world experienced by Odette Sampson. Trevor Howard is strong, convincing and underplays just enough to allow Miss Neagle to shine, while conveying the strength of his character. I highly recommend this film if and when it can be seen again. The historians in the world would love the chance to add this film to their collection. Waiting patiently for the video and DVD.


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