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Jean Louis Chavel
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Therese Mangeot
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The Imposter
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The Priest
Brenda Bruce ...
Madame Mangeot (Michel and Therese's mother)
Timothy Watson ...
Michel Mangeot
Paul Rogers ...
Breton
Peter Jonfield ...
Roche
Geoffrey Bayldon ...
Elderly Clerk
Michael Attwell ...
Krogh
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Pierre
Robert Morgan ...
German Officer
Patrice Valota ...
Voisin
John Bennett ...
Jules
Alan Rossett ...
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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 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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Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Tenth Man (#38.1)  »

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Graham Greene wrote this when he joined MGM as a contract scriptwriter in 1944. It sat in their archives until it was discovered in the early 80's, and was originally intended to be a major cinema release. See more »

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When the deed of gift and will are written in the prison cell, the sister's name is spelled 'Terese'. The French spelling is 'Thérèse'. See more »

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Jean Louis Chavel: You can rely on the law, unlike family and friends. The law never lets you down.
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"The Tenth Man" is a story with force to a good film.
12 September 2010 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

In a prison in Paris during WW II, the Nazis take the macabre decision to execute one of every 10 men, remain the elected selected at random. One of the "unfortunate" is "Louis Chavel", (Anthony Hopkins), a rich lawyer who did not hesitate to offer all his fortune to anyone who is given to take his place in the execution. One of that unfortunate fellow martyrdom accepts the proposal.

A film based on the homonyms novel British writer Graham Greene. "Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Tenth Man", is a great example of how can be counted simple story, the pair that attractive, without the excesses characteristic of the type of films that tend to treat this issue. A production of little recognized Jack Gold, a film made directly for TV, under the label of the "Hallmark Hall of Fame", a "series" that collects a lot of television drama.

History has the force, especially in the first part. After the shooting, begins the true story of the film. The acceptance, the found oneself and face the remorse, a relationship between a people filled with hatred and another that only looking for a chance. In conclusion, "The Tenth Man" is not any jewel of cinema, but provides good and interesting moments to be considered a good film.


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