The Tenth Man (1988)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, War  |  4 December 1988 (USA)
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Based on the novel of the same name by Graham Greene, this is a story of a French advocate Chavel who, while imprisoned by the Germans during the occupation, trades his material possessions... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Louis Chavel
Therese Mangeot
The Imposter
The Priest
Brenda Bruce ...
Madame Mangeot (Michel and Therese's mother)
Timothy Watson ...
Michel Mangeot
Paul Rogers ...
Peter Jonfield ...
Geoffrey Bayldon ...
Elderly Clerk
Michael Attwell ...
Robert Morgan ...
German Officer
Patrice Valota ...
John Bennett ...
Alan Rossett ...
Prisoner No. 3


Based on the novel of the same name by Graham Greene, this is a story of a French advocate Chavel who, while imprisoned by the Germans during the occupation, trades his material possessions to another prisoner in exchange for his life when condemned to the firing squad. At the end of the war, Chavel, posing as one of the other prisoners, returns to his home which is now occupied by Therese, the sister of the prisoner he traded his possessions to, and who bitterly awaits the return of the man who had indirectly caused the death of her brother. His real identity unknown to Therese, Chavel is invited to stay as a caretaker and to identify Chavel should he return to the house. The relationship between Chavel and Therese develops until one night, someone calling himself Chavel turns up at their doorstep. Written by Thariq Ahmad

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Release Date:

4 December 1988 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Tenth Man (#38.1)  »

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German Officer: There were outrages committed in the city last night. The second in command to the military Governor was murdered. Also a girl on a bicycle. We do not complain about the girl. Frenchman have our permission to kill French women if they wish to.
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You can't go wrong with this one.
11 August 2000 | by (Calgary) – See all my reviews

I remembered this movie (and subsequently ordered it) because of Anthony Hopkins' incredible role. When I received it from my movie retailer, I realized that the other actor in it was Derek Jacobi, who has become my favorite actor of all time. To top it off, the woman is Kristin Scott-Thomas who hadn't come into her own yet. This is an amazing cast, from a novel from an amazing author. Watch it! Watch it!

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