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Against the Wind (1948)

Not Rated | | Action, War, Drama | 26 June 1949 (USA)
British agents engage in hazardous duty behind German lines.

Director:

Charles Crichton

Writers:

J. Elder Wills (story), Michael Pertwee (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Beatty ... Father Philip
Simone Signoret ... Michèle
Jack Warner ... Cronk
Gordon Jackson ... Duncan
Paul Dupuis ... Picquart
Gisèle Préville Gisèle Préville ... Julie
John Slater ... Emile Meyer
Peter Illing ... Andrew
James Robertson Justice ... Ackerman
Sybille Binder ... Florence Malou
Hélène Hansen Hélène Hansen ... Marie Berlot
Gilbert Davis Gilbert Davis ... Commandant
Andrew Blackett Andrew Blackett ... Frankie
Arthur Lawrence Arthur Lawrence ... Verreker
Eugene Deckers ... Marcel Van Hecke
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Storyline

Philip Elliot, refugee Belgian priest, reports to a secret school in London for spies and saboteurs behind German lines. After training, he and two others parachute into Belgium to help destroy a records office. This mission leads to German capture of an important resistance leader; four more agents (Emile, Max, Scotty, and Michele) go in on a rescue mission. But one of them is a traitor; and other things go wrong... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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They played macabre jokes - lively but deadly.

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Action | War | Drama

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This was Simone Signoret's first English language film. See more »

Crazy Credits

Closing credits epilogue: "Yet, Freedom! yet thy banner, torn, but flying. Streams like the thunder-storm against THE WIND" See more »

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Picquart Theme
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Ernest Irving
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Effective war drama from UK
23 June 2017 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

I did not know this film about French Belgian resistance army. I did not know either that Chuck Crichton made such non comedy features, and I am not disappointed at all. And Simone Signoret gives here one of the three French partisan character she had - and maybe more, I don't exactly know - in her career. Before Jean-Pierre Melville's ARMEE DES OMBRES and René Clément's LE JOUR ET L'HEURE. She is awesome here and I don't understand the reviews against this movie. I just discover it after decades of film passion. Later is better than never.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Enantia ston anemo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ealing Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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