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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.

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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

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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

Miss Manningford: If you're trying to intimidate us, I would remind you that we are all of us British!
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Connections

Featured in A Bit of Scarlet (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

One Song Ever Shall Remain
Written by Harry Parr Davies and Harold Purcell
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Stylish, sexy wartime comedy-drama.
23 August 2001 | by Neil-117See all my reviews

All those women are confined in a remarkably luxurious German internment camp without male company. What a waste, as so many of them seem to have film star looks and wardrobes to match. So what better spot for some British airforce chaps to seek refuge? Seriously now folks, those British boys must be helped to escape at once. But it's awfully hot in here don't you think, perhaps I'll just take a bath...

After a slow and rather class-conscious opening, the story develops into a stylish, sometimes funny and often sexy battle of wits against the usual hapless German guards and the occasional informer. Along the way, the camera lingers wistfully on every stockinged thigh and lacy bosom, but somehow everyone manages to keep thinking of England – at least some of the time.

A top cast of female leads.


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