This fact-based story follows a woman who launches a rescue of her Royal Air Force pilot son, who was shot down over Germany in 1941. Getting no help from the underground, she sets up her own rescue mission.
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 Jenny Baines (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Eva Gruenberg (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Klein (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Steinhardt (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Colonel (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Capt. Preston (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Gen. Benjamin Cutler (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Karl Koenig (4 episodes, 1985)
(4 episodes, 1985)
Sion Tudor Owen
(4 episodes, 1985)
Denis Lill ...
 Johns (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Medical Officer (4 episodes, 1985)
Garfield Morgan ...
 Wilford (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Schumann (4 episodes, 1985)
Oscar Quitak ...
 Col. Weiss (4 episodes, 1985)
Philip Stone ...
 Padre (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Peter Baines (4 episodes, 1985)
Tim Bannerman ...
 Higgins (4 episodes, 1985)
Mick Ford ...
 Paddy (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Schroeder (4 episodes, 1985)
Erika Hoffman ...
 Gerta (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Bromley (4 episodes, 1985)
Michael Poole ...
 Russian Prisoner (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Sgt. Mitchell (4 episodes, 1985)
Frank Jarvis ...
 Sgt. Davies (4 episodes, 1985)
Iain Rattray ...
 German Officer (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Corporal (4 episodes, 1985)
Christopher Merrick ...
 British Soldier (4 episodes, 1985)
David Milner ...
 Pvt. Smith (4 episodes, 1985)
Richard Driscoll ...
 Stanson (4 episodes, 1985)
Gerald Home ...
 Passport Official (4 episodes, 1985)
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This fact-based story follows a woman who launches a rescue of her Royal Air Force pilot son, who was shot down over Germany in 1941. Getting no help from the underground, she sets up her own rescue mission.

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Drama | War

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Trevor Howard was offered the part of Gen.Cutler. See more »

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References Force 10 from Navarone (1978) See more »

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Strip Polka
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Written by Johnny Mercer
Performed at the POW stage show
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almost credible but not quite
16 June 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I suppose events happened and people acted in a way during World War II that seem incredible now. And if we didn't occasionally have some evidence for them, we would hardly believe them possible. So looking for your son, who's a British pilot and has been shot down in Germany, seems not only foolhardy but something Hollywood might dream up. On the other hand it's also very courageous. There's the usual bad-mannered Germans and the correct Englishmen. The sets and the actors are fine, but I think what stretched my credulity a bit was the way Dyan Cannon still wore make-up when she was supposed to be in disguise. I doubt if the average prisoner-of-war wore lipstick, except in the shows they put on. The suspicion that it was made for the American market was always in my mind.


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