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Escapade (1955)

This movie 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... 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 ... 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 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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This movie 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: You've made a much better wife for John than he deserves. The fact that he is my son my son doesn't prevent me from saying you've married a self-centred absent-minded maniac.
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Delightful
6 September 2003 | by lordhack_99See all my reviews

The action in this charming (yes) Cold War comedy centers around the brilliant, extraordinary son of Mills - a son who is never seen, but who has become a school hero, then a national, and finally, an international hero! At turns moving and hilarious, this film is how a highly civilised people react to the dread of atomic war - I refer to the writers. The enemy is hardly the West, of course, but amongst the freest of humanity, complacency and lassitude reign. But in this wonderful tale, one boy ignites (almost literally - you will know what I mean) the minds of young Britons.


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