On the eve of WW2, a British journalist is sent to neutral Norway to report on the possible Nazi intentions there and he is later tasked with a secret combat mission, after Germany invades that country.
Jim Ackland, who suffers from a head injury sustained in a bus crash, is the chief suspect in a murder hunt, when a girl that he has just met is found dead on the local common, and he has ... See full summary »
The residents of a British village during WWII welcome a platoon of soldiers who are to be billeted with them. The trusting residents then discover that the soldiers are Germans who proceed to hold the village captive.Written by
Steve Crook <email@example.com>
The church in the film is the church in the Buckinghamshire village of Turville, St Mary Virgin Church, doubling as Dibley's St Barnabus. See more »
The bar of chocolate found in Major Hammond's room is inscribed with the word 'Chokolade' which Nora takes to be German. But the German for chocolate is 'Schokolade'. ('Chokolade' is Danish.) See more »
For a film made in 1942 this film is fairly hard hitting as it does not shy away from the realities and emotions of warfare. The plot gradually gains pace and the atmosphere is tense as the ordinary English folk rally round to face the professional soldiers of Nazi Germany. The quality of acting is superb throughout and although there are signs of propaganda, it is kept to a minimum and is not overly biased. Highly recommended and very cheap to buy (at least in England it is).
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