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Casablanca Express (1989)

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In 1942, a commando is assigned to protect Winston Churchill when it is learned that the Nazis are plotting to kidnap him.

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Alan Cooper
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Lt. Lorna Fisher
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Otto Von Tiblis
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Major Valmore
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Horst Schön ...
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Giulia Urso ...
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Julian
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In 1942, a commando is assigned to protect Winston Churchill when it is learned that the Nazis are plotting to kidnap him.

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Good adventure & history
9 April 2005 | by (Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

Casablanca Express assumes an almost historic docu-drama style from its start ... but picks up a good intellectual interest and suspense which Hitchcock would savor for its subtle 'dry' approach. The plot entails a special American and Allied military intelligence detail escorting PM Winston Churchill to his wartime casablanca Conference with pres. Franklin Roosevelt. Not gimmicky - but highly realistic for its time period-set in French colonial North Africa - then still wavering for & against Vichy France. Good cast with Glenn Ford as an American General in US Army Intelligence; and Donald Pleasance as his British counterpart. Found out from IMDb that the two male actors as the US intelligence agents aboard Churchill's secret train - Jason Connery & Francesco Quinn .. are the sons of film stars Sean Connery & Anthony Quinn. Directed smoothly in a verismo style & produced/released in 1988 .. the film will hold with suspense & entertain the mind as if an historic archive. Its realism exudes the director's style as if performed by non-actors (ie. actual agents & military).

As a viewing note -- the edition I saw was Family Treasury DVD classics -- these are also being discounted inexpensively in units apart from the Family Treasury group buy (perhaps as over-runs) at $1 to $5 for two -- they are not pirated -- worth the higher price & a good deal at the discount.


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