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Two Thousand Women (1944)

Not Rated | | Comedy , Drama , War | October 1951 (USA)
Women in a French Internment camp conceal downed British airmen from Nazi soldiers, and try to help them escape. Produced by Edward Black. Written and directed by Frank Launder.

Director:

Frank Launder

Writers:

Michael Pertwee (additional dialogue), Frank Launder
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Phyllis Calvert ... Freda Thompson
Flora Robson ... Miss Muriel Manningford
Patricia Roc ... Rosemary Brown
Renee Houston ... Maud Wright
Reginald Purdell Reginald Purdell ... Alec Harvey
Anne Crawford ... Margaret Long
Jean Kent ... Bridie Johnson
James McKechnie James McKechnie ... Jimmy Moore
Robert Arden ... Dave Kennedy (as Rob Arden)
Carl Jaffe Carl Jaffe ... Sergt. Hentzner
Muriel Aked Muriel Aked ... Miss Claire Meredith
Kathleen Boutall Kathleen Boutall ... Mrs. Hadfield
Hilda Campbell-Russell Hilda Campbell-Russell ... Mrs. Hope Latimer
Christiana Forbes Christiana Forbes ... Frau Holweg
Thora Hird ... Mrs. Burtshaw
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Women in a French Internment camp conceal downed British airmen from Nazi soldiers, and try to help them escape. Produced by Edward Black. Written and directed by Frank Launder.

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Comedy | Drama | War

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

October 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

House of 1,000 Women See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gainsborough Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (BAF)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Renee Houston and Flora Robson reportedly didn't get on during the filming. See more »

Quotes

Freda Thompson: Thank heavens. I was afraid I'd get landed with little love hungry.
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Too Many Women
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Written by Ray Noble and Max Kester
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British Cinema at it's best
30 October 2011 | by garlygogsSee all my reviews

I recently stumbled upon this film on Channel 4. Thankfully I only missed the first ten minutes as it turned out to be a most enjoyable film.

If you're reading this review then you have most probably seen the movie so a synopsis is not needed.

All I really have to say is that the mainly female cast is absolutely superb. I defy anyone to pick out a single performance that stands out from the rest. Phyllis Calvert, Patricia Roc, Thora Hird..the excellent cast just oozes British actresses who went on to even greater performances.

The only thing that let's this film down are the actors who play the British soldiers. Whilst they are good, I found them maybe a little too old for the parts.

All in all though, it is a splendid film. If a remake were made today, it could boast an amazing cast of todays British talent.

I checked IMDb after watching this film and sadly, most of the cast are with us no more. It is as a tribute to them that I write this little review.


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