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Carve Her Name with Pride (1958)

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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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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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Violette Szabo
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Capt. Tony Fraser
Jack Warner ...
Mr. Charles 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 ...
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Bill Owen ...
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Winnie
William Mervyn ...
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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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8 September 1958 (Sweden)  »

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Michael Caine appears briefly as one of the prisoners on the train. As Violette starts to escape he leans forwards and calls out for water. See more »

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Referenced in Pointless: Episode #3.7 (2010) See more »

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My Old Dutch
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Written by Albert Chevalier
performed by Jack Warner
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The sacrifices shouldered by some in wartime
18 August 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Pardon me for beginning this way, but is this movie a copied storyline of the earlier film "Odette" (1951)? Both stories seem to run so parallel one can only wonder about it. On second thoughts perhaps not. We ought to realize how many dedicated people with strong convictions made the great sacrifice during the war. Violette Szabo (Virginia McKenna), as an appealing spy, felt duty bound to assist her country and was one of them who left all personal thought behind to do her duty. It's very dramatic and riveting as she faces the many dangers.

Really, Virginia McKenna gave a strong performance, very deserving of an Oscar, I'd say. War isn't glorious by any means. A serious film.


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