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Carve Her Name with Pride (1958)

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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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tony Fraser
Jack Warner ...
Mr. Bushell
Denise Grey ...
Mrs. Bushell
Alain Saury ...
Etienne Szabo
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Jacques
Anne Leon ...
Lillian Rolfe
Sydney Tafler ...
Potter
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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)  »

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Aftoi pou nikisan ton thanato  »

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Trivia

Opening credits prologue: This True Story of VIOLETTE SZABO starts in London, July, 1940. See more »

Goofs

Denise's hands change position as she helps support Lillian. See more »

Quotes

Etienne Szabo: The life that I have Is all that I have And the life that I have Is yours. The love that I have Of the life that I have Is yours and yours and yours. A sleep I shall have A rest I shall have Yet death will be but a pause. For the peace of my years In the long green grass Will be yours and yours and yours.
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Referenced in Pointless: Episode #3.7 (2010) See more »

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I'll Be Around
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Written by Alec Wilder
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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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