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The Password Is Courage (1962)

 -  War | Comedy | Drama  -  21 December 1962 (USA)
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A British officer, captured by the Germans, tries everything he can to escape. In the process, amongst many other adventures he gets awarded the Iron Cross !! Based on a true story.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sergant-Major Charles Coward
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Irena
Alfred Lynch ...
Corporal Bill Pope
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Cole
Reginald Beckwith ...
Unterofficer
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Schmidt
Ed Devereaux ...
Aussie
Lewis Fiander ...
Pringle
George Mikell ...
Necke
Richard Carpenter ...
Robinson
Bernard Archard ...
1st Prisoner of war
Ferdy Mayne ...
1st German officer at French farm
George Pravda ...
2nd German officer at French farm
Olaf Pooley ...
German Doctor
Michael Mellinger ...
Feldwebel
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A British officer, captured by the Germans, tries everything he can to escape. In the process, amongst many other adventures he gets awarded the Iron Cross !! Based on a true story. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Der Fuehrer Made Two Mistakes-Starting a War...and Capturing Charlie! See more »

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War | Comedy | Drama

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21 December 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Coragem é a Senha  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.00 : 1
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Trivia

No mention is made of Coward being transferred to Auschwitz III labor camp located five miles from the better known extermination camp of Auschwitz II (Birkenau). Perhaps this is due to the film wanting to remain lighthearted when compared to the eponymous book. See more »

Goofs

When Sergeant Major Coward is discussing linking up with the Polish Underground, he is told that the agent is an optician somewhere in Poland, in Breslau. Breslau was in fact a German city and did not become Polish until after WW2 when the boundaries of Poland were shifted westwards and the name changed to Wroclaw. See more »

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Oh, Mr. Porter
(uncredited)
Written by George LeBrunn and Thomas LeBrunn
Arranged by Cliff Adams
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14 March 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw the movie back in the early '60s and really enjoyed it. I thought, when Hogan's Heros came out that they had based the series on this movie. I really didn't even think of TGE. It is great entertainment and good for some laughs and clean fun. A rare thing these days in movies. The fact that it was based on a true story makes it even better as far as I am concerned. One of the other reviewers says, the film isn't quite sure whether it should be serious or not. Perhaps it is supposed to be both. The fact that it tells a true story is great and that some fun could be had in the midst of all the war surely helped pass the time and elevate the spirits of the prisoners. One of the other reviewers noted that "The village scenes are quite obviously filmed in England" with little attempt to disguise any telltale signs. Probably very true - I go to the cinema to be entertained not to be critical of the movie. As a non-Brit I wouldn't be able to know about the carriages etc so it would not affect my appreciation of the film as it did his. Since it was such a long time ago I would very much like to view the film again. If any one knows where I can get a copy of it please let me know. Thanks. kansaskat33@yahoo.com


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