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Escapade (1955)

It concerns a pacifist husband who is so involved in his "causes" he totally neglects his wife and two sons. The wife, ready to leave her husband, finds the schoolmaster knocking on their ... See full summary »

Director:

Philip Leacock

Writers:

Roger MacDougall (play), Donald Ogden Stewart (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Mills ... John Hampden
Yvonne Mitchell ... Mrs. Stella Hampden
Alastair Sim ... Dr. Skillingworth
Jeremy Spenser ... L. W. Daventry
Andrew Ray Andrew Ray ... Max Hampden
Marie Lohr ... Mrs. Hampden - Senior
Colin Gordon ... Deeson, Reporter
Nick Edmett Nick Edmett ... Paton (as Nicky Edmett)
Peter Asher ... Johnny Hampden
Christopher Ridley Christopher Ridley ... Potter
Sean Barrett ... Warren
Colin Freear Colin Freear ... Richard 'Young Skilly' Skillingworth
Kit Terrington Kit Terrington ... Smith
Mark Dignam ... Sykes
James Drake ... Kirkland
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Storyline

It concerns a pacifist husband who is so involved in his "causes" he totally neglects his wife and two sons. The wife, ready to leave her husband, finds the schoolmaster knocking on their door informing them their boys are going to be expelled for fighting, which he finds ironic in as much as the father is a known pacifist. When they get to the school their sons have disappeared. Written by Tapestry6

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1956 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Delitto blu See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Angel Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Mrs. Hampden - Senior: John, you're an idiot.
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Another British Film Masterpiece

Only the Brits could make such a sentimental film without making it seem 'corny'. The story is nothing less than hilarious yet reverberates with an optimism and endorsement concerning the idealism of youth. Even without that, the immaculate acting of screen giants like John Mills and Alistair Sym make it nothing less than a film masterpiece. No serious film viewer can afford to miss this one.


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