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Hanover Street (1979)

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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Margaret Sellinger
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Paul Sellinger
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Major Trumbo
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2nd Lieut. Jerry Cimino
Michael Sacks ...
2nd Lieut. Martin Hyer
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Sarah Sellinger
Max Wall ...
Harry Pike
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Col. Ronald Bart
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Lieut. Wells
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Phyllis
Cindy O'Callaghan ...
Paula
Di Trevis ...
Elizabeth
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The French Girl
Keith Alexander ...
Soldier in Barn
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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 <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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It was a time of courage and honor - of passion and sacrifice. This is the story of two people swept up in that time - who met - and fell in love. See more »


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13 September 1979 (UK)  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

One of the sentries in the Gestapo HQ wears a helmet marked with Wehrmacht shields, whilst all other personnel are SS. See more »

Quotes

Margaret Sellinger: Are you alright? Are you hurt?
David Halloran: I was lost for awhile, but, I think I'm back now.
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References Sergeant York (1941) See more »

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Chattanooga Choo Choo
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
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Harrison Ford - No Major Complaints - No Spoilers
12 November 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Despite numerous negative reviews of this Film, I decided to give it a chance anyway. Harrison Ford almost always shines.

In "Hanover Street" Ford's delivery seemed a little dry at times, but not that often. His future as Indiana Jones, and other "emotional yet tough" characters peaks through on several occasions.

There is a good balance of action and romance here, decent character development. The pacing is a little slower than modern films, but comparing an older film to modern drivel doesn't do much good. Sitting through this film should be a cake walk for people with an attention span.

So over all, a good film!

Warning to Parents: There is a very short amount of frontal nudity in this PG film.


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