A film about the cruelty of war. Charles Dance plays an officer who is sent out to investigate a rumour about German spies during the chaotic days of 1940. At the same time three land girls... See full summary »

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Captain John Truman
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Alice Durkow
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Karen Miller
Joanna Foster ...
Joan
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Dennis Ibbetson
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Joe Hutton
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Charlie Muir
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Roy Bates
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Ian Street
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A film about the cruelty of war. Charles Dance plays an officer who is sent out to investigate a rumour about German spies during the chaotic days of 1940. At the same time three land girls are arriving at a sleepy little village. These three together with a German refugee family and the local doctor falls victims to war hysteria and is killed by a local mob - while Charles Dance is trying to rescue them. Written by Robert Paladin

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10 April 1984 (UK)  »

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Independent minded drama?
29 November 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Nearly twenty years have gone since I saw this drama; as I remember it, a feud had developed between a group of men and a group of land girls, with the Charles Dance character acting as a sort of arbiter between them. It seemed to be A sort of 'misogynism verses bite the hand that feeds you' conflict leading to A destructive conclusion; I remember enjoying it greatly at the time, and would like to see it again. It reminded me in a strange sort of way of an American t.v. drama,'The dark secret of harvest home' with Bette Davis in the leading role as A Mother Earth sort of figure! Long live independent productions! Rod Mattey. UK.


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