Margaret is a nurse in England during WW2, and married to a secret agent. Things get complicated when she falls for David, an American pilot.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Margaret Sellinger
Paul Sellinger
Major Trumbo
2nd Lieut. Jerry Cimino
Michael Sacks ...
2nd Lieut. Martin Hyer
Sarah Sellinger
Max Wall ...
Harry Pike
Col. Ronald Bart
Keith Buckley ...
Lieut. Wells
Cindy O'Callaghan ...
Di Trevis ...
The French Girl
Keith Alexander ...
Soldier in Barn


During the Second World War, an American Pilot stationed in England meets a young British nurse during an air raid on London. The two instantly fall in love, despite the fact that the young Nurse is already married; a secret she keeps hidden from her American lover. After being shot down behind enemy lines, while being assigned to ferry a British agent into France, the American pilot realizes that his secret agent cargo is in fact his lover's husband, and that the two must now work together in order to survive. Written by Anthony Hughes <>

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The fateful entanglements of two men in love with the same woman.


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13 September 1979 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Guerre et passion  »

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Sarah Miles was originally cast in the Lesley Anne Down role but balked at playing opposite Harrison Ford once he replaced Kris Kristofferson. See more »


British fire engines only had electric or hand bells, not the continental type sirens as heard in this film. See more »


David Halloran: You've got to go to him, and I've got to turn and walk away.
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Music by Harry Warren
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Old fashioned wartime romance
28 June 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Hanover Street is one of those old fashioned wartime romances so popular on both sides of the pond during and after World War II. At a time when a lot of people and nations united to defeat a generally recognized menace to civilization folks were in a sacrificing mood.

American flier Harrison Ford and British army nurse Lesley Anne Down meet on Hanover Street and the chemistry is high voltage electric. Soon they are in an affair, but Down doesn't tell Ford she's already slightly married to Christopher Plummer.

Plummer is in British Intelligence, a researcher and a trainer, but yearns for some field action feeling that Down might see him in a better life as he has suspicions that she's drifting away. Wouldn't you know it he takes on a field mission that involves him pretending to be an S.S. officer and he's to go to some S.S. headquarters in occupied France and steal some vital plans. This is the kind of plot that was popular during World War II years. The most famous were those sought after 'letters of transit' in Casablanca.

That field mission puts him on Harrison Ford's bomber and when it's hit both have to bail out and Ford becomes part of the mission.

Hanover Street is so old fashioned though Ford seems to borrow a bit of Han Solo from the future in his portrayal of the flier that it really belongs in the Forties. Only that Ford and Down are actually shown if discreetly having a sexual relationship that the Code would never permit you would swear this was a Forties film. In fact think Casablanca if want to know how this ends.

If you like romances, Hanover Street is for you.

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