Fr. Hugh O'Flaherty is a Vatican official in 1943-45 who has been hiding downed pilots, escaped prisoners of war, and Italian Resistance families. His diplomatic status in a Catholic country prevents Colonel Kappler from openly arresting him, but O'Flaherty's activities become so large that the Nazis decide to assassinate him the next time he leaves the Vatican. O'Flaherty continues his work in a variety of disguises. Based on a true story. Written by
John Vogel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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This tele-movie's opening preamble states: "This motion picture is based on a true story." See more
When O'Flaherty spoke of his friends in Ireland being shot by the Black and Tan during "The Troubles", "The Troubles" weren't until late in the 20th century. Could've he meant during
the Irish War of Independence which happened in 1919-1921 during Hugh's lifetime (1898-1963) as when the Black & Tan shot many of his friends. See more
Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty
Colonel, do I get the idea that you're tryin' to put a crimp in my social life?
Col. Herbert Kappler
Damn you and damn your social life, priest!
References Massacre in Rome