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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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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)  »

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Aftoi pou nikisan ton thanato  »

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William Mervyn is dubbed By Geoffrey Keen See more »

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Violette meets Etienne on a Saturday Bastille Day (14th July). The opening credits establish that the year in 1940: that date was actually a Sunday that year. See more »

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Referenced in The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) See more »

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Another unheralded Lewis Gilbert Masterpiece
19 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

British Director Lewis Gilbert is unknown to most Americans. This is a pity because he has directed a number of "crossover" masterpieces and this true story of wartime heroism is but one of them. The movie reminds me somewhat of The Man Who Never Was, a spy movie which required a woman who had been through a recent tragedy, marvelously played by Gloria Grahame, to use that tragedy to make herself a believable spy.

Although she has excellent support by a young Paul Scofield and a non-too-shabby veteran cast, Virginia McKenna must pull off the central character, Violetta Szabo, in order for the film to succeed. She does so without question,and then some. If this movie does not bring tears to your eyes, no movie will.


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