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I started watching this movie because I like European locations and, in general, movies that were made in the early 1960s.
After about 15 minutes into the movie, I was hooked. By the end of the movie, I decided this was one of the best WWII films I've ever seen.
American Movie Classics played a brief comment at the conclusion mentioning that Lilli Palmer had escaped Germany just prior to Hitler's rule and that the real Eric Erickson was present during the filming. Apparently, Ms. Palmer's final scene in the movie was shot at the same location that the incident actually occurred. The story goes that she was so emotional before shooting that scene, she was shaking. After that scene was completed, she received a standing ovation from the film crew.
The realism shows through in more than just that one scene. I highly recommend this movie.
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