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Writer:
Peter Hyams (written by)
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Release Date:
10 August 1979 (Brazil) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The fateful entanglements of two men in love with the same woman.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Engaging wartime love triangle, notable for husband / lover dynamic See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Harrison Ford ... David Halloran

Lesley-Anne Down ... Margaret Sellinger

Christopher Plummer ... Paul Sellinger

Alec McCowen ... Maj. Trumbo

Richard Masur ... 2nd Lieut. Jerry Cimino
Michael Sacks ... 2nd Lieut. Martin Hyer

Patsy Kensit ... Sarah Sellinger
Max Wall ... Harry Pike

Shane Rimmer ... Col. Ronald Bart
Keith Buckley ... Lieut. Wells
Sherrie Hewson ... Phyllis
Cindy O'Callaghan ... Paula
Di Trevis ... Elizabeth

Suzanne Bertish ... The French Girl
Keith Alexander ... Soldier in Barn
Jay Benedict ... Corporal Daniel Giler

John Ratzenberger ... Sgt. John Lucas
Eric Stine ... Farrell

Hugh Fraser ... Capt. Harold Lester

William Hootkins ... Beef
Kristine Howarth ... Hospital Volunteer
Shaun Scott ... Male Patient #1
Ronald Letham ... Male Patient #2
Lesley Ward ... The Nurse

Eugene Lipinski ... 1st German Clerk
Gary Waldhorn ... 2nd German Clerk
John Rees ... S.S. Sergeant
Seymour Matthews ... Soldier #1
Tony Sibbald ... Mechanic
George Pravda ... French Farmer
Harry Brooks Jr. ... S.S. Officer Staff Car
Eddie Kidd ... Motorcycle Jump Performer

Directed by
Peter Hyams 
 
Writing credits
Peter Hyams (written by)

Produced by
Harry Benn .... associate producer
Paul Lazarus III .... producer (as Paul N. Lazarus III)
Michael I. Rachmil .... associate producer (as Michael Rachmil)
Gordon Scott .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
John Barry 
 
Cinematography by
David Watkin (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
James Mitchell 
 
Casting by
Mary Selway 
 
Production Design by
Philip Harrison 
 
Art Direction by
Robert Cartwright 
Malcolm Middleton 
 
Set Decoration by
Ian Whittaker 
 
Costume Design by
Joan Bridge 
 
Makeup Department
Colin Jamison .... hair stylist
Peter Robb-King .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Denis Johnson .... production manager
Gordon Scott .... executive in charge of production (as Gordon L.T. Scott)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andy Armstrong .... second assistant director
David Tringham .... first assistant director
Bob Wright .... second assistant director (as Bobby Wright)
 
Art Department
Ron Baker .... production buyer
George Ball .... property master
John Hoesli .... assistant art director
Brenda Roberson .... assistant to production designer
Alan Tomkins .... assistant art director (as Alan Tompkins)
Jeff Woodbridge .... construction manager
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
Steve Furneaux .... carpenter (uncredited)
Dennis Murray .... plasterer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robin Gregory .... sound recordist
Robert L. Harman .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert G. Henderson .... sound effects editor (as Robert Henderson)
William L. Schlegel .... sound re-recording mixer
Terry Sharratt .... boom operator
Frank Webster .... sound re-recording mixer
James G. Williams .... sound re-recording mixer (as James G. Williams Jr.)
 
Special Effects by
Martin Gutteridge .... special effects
 
Stunts
Alan Stuart .... stunt coordinator
Jim Dowdall .... stunt double: Christopher Plummer (uncredited)
Jim Dowdall .... stunt double: Harrison Ford (uncredited)
Jim Dowdall .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Kidd .... stunts (uncredited)
Chris Webb .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Biddle .... camera loader
David Cadwallader .... grip
Freddie Cooper .... camera operator
Derek Gattrell .... best boy
Brian Harris .... focus puller
John Jay .... still photographer
Ray Potter .... gaffer
Eric Van Haren Noman .... panaglide consultant
Eric Van Haren Noman .... panaglide operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John Wilson-Apperson .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Alan Paley .... associate editor: UK
Steve Pickard .... assistant editor: UK
Saul Saladow .... assistant film editor
Nancy Sales .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Kenneth Hall .... music editor (as Ken Hall)
Harry Rabinowitz .... conductor
Sidney Margo .... music contractor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
John Hawke .... aircraft supplier
 
Other crew
Tracy Berns .... project assistant
Maureen Campbell .... secretary to director
Jean Clarkson .... production assistant: UK
Sally Jones .... script supervisor
Dan Perri .... titles
Monica Rogers .... production assistant: UK
Mike Russell .... publicist
Neville Thompson .... location manager
Dianne Twiddy .... secretary to producer
Gerry Wheatley .... production accountant (as Gerry Wheatly)
Jeff Hawke .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
David Tallichet .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
Tony Webb .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
109 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby (35 mm prints)
Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:12 | Singapore:PG | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) | USA:PG | West Germany:12

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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:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Halloran knows how to use the machine pistol with no training in weapons of this kind, nor any indication of any prior experience.See more »
Quotes:
2nd Lt. Jerry Cimino:[over the plane's intercom as Halloran taxis their B-25 for take off] You know these things are made of metal, right? Did you ever try and pick one up? You can't. You know why? Because it's made of metal, and metal's heavy. Very heavy. You don't believe me? Just try and pick one of these things up. You'll see. You'll wrench your back, that's what you'll do. Air isn't heavy, you know? This pile of junk is heavy. It's heavier than air. Much heavier. Don't you see? This thing is not supposed to be up in the air. Oh, Jesus, I hate these things!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Monster Squad Forever! (2007) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Chattanooga Choo ChooSee more »

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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Engaging wartime love triangle, notable for husband / lover dynamic, 23 May 2006
Author: roghache from Canada

While this movie is not the old fashioned wartime classic I had anticipated, it is certainly highly watchable. This is definitely more a romance than a war movie or suspense thriller. It's been awhile since I've seen it so forget all the plot intricacies, but enjoyed the film at the time for two reasons. First, the incredible cast and second, the World War II backdrop with all the drama of wartime and the hair, clothing, & automobile styles. For me, the movie is noteworthy for the dynamics between the sophisticated, steady husband and the virile, charismatic lover. Also its memorable ending, which I loved.

The movie portrays the story of Margaret Sellinger, a British nurse, and David Halloran, an American pilot (stationed in England) who meet in London during an air raid and fall in love. David doesn't realize that Margaret is married until he is assigned to transport a British secret agent into France and learns that this agent is none other than Margaret's husband. Of course this situation may be something of a coincidence, but it does make for a good story.

The three stars cast as the parties in this love triangle are all favourites of mine. The dashing and magnetic Harrison Ford plays the lover, David. That consummate gentleman, Christopher Plummer, is cast as the older, dependable, and consistent husband, Paul Sellinger. The lovely Leslie-Anne Down (of Upstairs, Downstairs fame) portrays Paul's wife, Margaret, the woman caught between these two very compelling men. Frankly, if I had to choose myself between Harrison Ford and Christopher Plummer, I'd be hard pressed to decide...though Plummer would have been quite captivating enough for me in the first place!

The movie doesn't delve much into the marital problems, other than that the husband, Paul, doesn't feel he is exciting enough for his wife. The film therefore provides no reason why we shouldn't favour the husband and view him as the injured victim of the piece. Not a whole lot of sympathy on my part for the bored Margaret, wartime or not and despite Harrison Ford's obvious appeal. Unfortunately, not much detail is shown developing Margaret and David's relationship, other than some emotional bonding as a result of shared danger during a V2 rocket bombing. Then before you know it, they're having an affair. Perhaps this contributes to my lack of interest in their romance. Frankly, my heart does not bleed for Margaret, much as I adore the actress portraying her. It was very unfair of her not warning David straight away that she's a married lady with a daughter, thus I had more compassion for her misled lover.

Later in the film the husband and lover are placed in a dangerous situation where they must cope with enemy action and rely upon each other. Naturally this makes for some 'interesting' scenes, quite touchingly done, as they must work together to survive. They're both fantastic here, the macho younger Ford and the seasoned older Plummer. Their scenes are infinitely more compelling than those between the lovers in a relationship not very well drawn. No spoilers as to which gentleman prevails in the end. Do both or either of the two even survive the perils involved? Suffice it to say, the ending was unforgettable for me personally.

With these actors and this setting, it might have been a great movie if they'd only imparted a little more depth and vulnerability to Margaret, some relationship development and genuine chemistry to her affair with David, and a bit more understanding as to why she succumbed to temptation in the first place. However, in truth, I confess that I'm a real sucker for a wartime romance and would lap up just about any representative of the genre, especially one with this particular cast.

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