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Hanover Street (1979)

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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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Maj. 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
Keith Buckley ...
Lieut. Wells
Sherrie Hewson ...
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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The fateful entanglements of two men in love with the same woman.


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According to the 'Variety Movie Guide', director Peter Hyams drew his inspiration for this movie from the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer wartime romance, Waterloo Bridge (1940) as well as other films of that ilk. As such, both film's use a place which acts as both its movie title and the physical location setting where the two wartime lovers meet and begin their brief encounter, "Waterloo Bridge" in the earlier film and "Hanover Street" in this movie. See more »

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While in the HQ building, which has two floors, the clerk says the Captain that can authorize the removal of the papers is on the third floor. See more »

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David Halloran: I love you enough to let you go, which is more than I've ever felt about anyone in my life.
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Written by Joseph Winner
Arranged by John Barry
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A romantic war movie without all that cheese.
10 May 2000 | by (South) – See all my reviews

When I read the synopsis for the plot of 'Pearl' I thought of 'Hanover Street' right away. I saw this movie when I was 10 years old and was impressed by it's pacing, the plot twist, and the fact that in the end it is just as it is billed, a romantic war movie. For a guy like me who cant stand romantic war movies I was surprised to find how much I enjoyed this obscure film not once but the many times I have watched it. If during the course of a film you feel that same longing a character experiences then it has made it's mark. When David Halloran, Harrison's character, transitions from cocky bomber pilot to reluctant pilot who begins to hear the concerns of his bombardier as well as his heart, from the unhealthy romance of two people in need of something concrete in a time of uncertainty, from the struggle to get back to the one you love this movie runs the gammit of what war is like for lovers, soldiers, and ordinary civilians caught up in it. Think of loving someone so much they make you ache then throw in the fact that they are someone elses lover and the knowledge that you will have to turn and walk away from them forever.


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