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Violette Bushell is the daughter of an English father and a French mother, living in London in the early years of World War 2. She meets a handsome young French soldier in the park and ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tony Fraser
Jack Warner ...
Mr. Bushell
Denise Grey ...
Mrs. Bushell
Alain Saury ...
Etienne Szabo
Maurice Ronet ...
Jacques
Anne Leon ...
Lillian Rolfe
Sydney Tafler ...
Potter
Avice Landone ...
Vera Atkins
Nicole Stéphane ...
Denise Bloch (as Nicole Stephane)
Noel Willman ...
Interrogator
Bill Owen ...
N.C.O. Instructor
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Winnie
William Mervyn ...
Colonel Buckmaster
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Coding Expert
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Violette Bushell is the daughter of an English father and a French mother, living in London in the early years of World War 2. She meets a handsome young French soldier in the park and takes him back for the family Bastille day celebrations. They fall in love, marry and have a baby girl when Violette Szabo receives the dreaded telegram informing her of his death in North Africa. Shortly afterwards, Violette is approached to join the SOE (Special Operations Executive). Should she stay and look after her baby or "do her duty" ? Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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20 June 1958 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Aftoi pou nikisan ton thanato  »

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At the end of filming party, actress Virginia McKenna served ice-cream carved from a four foot high model of herself as Violette complete with sten gun. See more »

Goofs

Violette boards the airplane on his first mission on the left side of the plane; however when she arrives she somehow gets out on the right side of the plane. This was not the type of airplane where that would be possible. This type of plane only has two positions. The markings on the left side that she boards on, are LXT; the markings on the right side TLX. These markings would always be the same (reading from right to left) on both sides of the plane. See more »

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The Very Thought Of You
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Written by Ray Noble
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Excellent profile of Violette Szabo, who won the George Cross posthumously for her bravery.
17 September 1999 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie as a young girl and I am now writing a book profiling the women who won the George Cross while working for the SOE in France.

The movie had a tremendous impact on me as youngster and I memorized the poem used by Szabo as part of her code. "Yours" was written by Leo Marks, Cryptographer with the SOE and provided to Szabo. I would like to obtain a copy of the movie on video. It has not been recorded in that format so I would be most interested in contacting the owners of the production to see if they would provide a copy and what the cost might be. An excellent movie which should be put in video or DVD format to preserve the content for future generations.


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