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Based on the true story of how, during World War II, a gang of desparadoes (British officers enlisted for "hostilities only" and local partisans) went to the occupied island of Crete and kidnapped a German General from under the nose of his army. That was the easy bit !!! They then had to get him back to Cairo, dodging an intense air and land search. Written by
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This story, which i found a lot better than everyone else who has posted, is neither the final film from The Archers, or what was left of them, the two principals (see 'They're a Weird Mob' of 1966 and 'The Boy Who Turned Yellow', 1972), nor their worst film, nor Pressburger's alone, as some have claimed. I can't see how this film, which is neither predictable nor unsuspenseful, can be graded lower than the Graf Spree/River Plate disaster, which includes a big scene in it wherein the main characters sit around a table and describe the end of the German warship rather than show what they're describing because the producers ran out of money! THAT is pretty ignominious, compared to this minor little thriller that is, i just remembered, also NOT Dirk Bogarde's worst film! He made a few clunkers in the '60s nowhere near as interesting as this story of the people of Crete, under immense duress due to the presence of the uninvited English army, which was bombarded throughout the story by Germans who were also piling up large numbers of collateral Cretan damage in the process. It's a wonder the Cretans didn't throw the Brits out just to save their own necks. Now, that is the situation underlying the several subplots we see played out, an astonishing one most of the other reviewers seem not to have caught.
A far more memorable war romance than most Powell-Pressburger aficianados apparently think it.
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