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The Tenth Man (1988)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | TV Movie 4 December 1988
Based on the novel 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 ... See full summary »

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Brenda Bruce ...
Madame Mangeot (Michel and Therese's mother)
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Breton
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Roche
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Voisin
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Alan Rossett ...
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Based on the novel 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 house, which is now occupied by Therese, the sister of the prisoner, to whom he traded his possessions, 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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4 December 1988 (USA)  »

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

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Trivia

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 1980s, and was originally intended to be a major cinema release. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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Superb, unjustly neglected gem
26 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the late 1980s, I had just seen Anthony Hopkins in "The Bounty," which together with the earlier "Magic" convinced me he was an actor to watch for; and I had read Graham Greene's recently unearthed little novel "The Tenth Man," when I heard about this TV adaptation. My excited anticipation was not disappointed, and since then I have probably seen this little gem 25 times, often screening it for high school students, who watch in rapt fascination. The plot is amazing -- as only GG could concoct -- and I am still convinced this is Hopkins's best performance. Also superb are Kristin Scott Thomas, Derek Jacobi, Cyril Cusack and Brenda Bruce. Production values are strong if not stellar (after all, it's made for TV). Too bad this film is all but unavailable -- you'll have to buy a used VHS online if you want to see it; but you won't be sorry.


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