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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

Certificate:

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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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Trivia

The title of the film is taken from a quote from 'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage by Lord Byron- "Yet, Freedom! yet thy banner, torn, but flying. Streams like the thunder-storm against THE WIND" (Canto iv, Stanza 98). See more »

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

Soundtracks

Allee Allee Allee
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Arranged by Ernest Irving
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27 May 2005 | by geoffholman2003See all my reviews

this is an excellent film of the mid Ealing period Critchton's tight direction and Bridgewaters music intertwined with each characters role in the film is truly marvellous! as time has passed all but one of the cast members have died, with the exception of Giselle Preville who plays Julie the wireless operator. i have watched this film many times and cannot get enough of the opening score by Bridgewater. i throughly recommend this film as an all time Ealing great, although many Ealing aficionados will probably not agree, as it received a very Luke warm reception in 1948 possibly due to public tiredness of all things to do with war.


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