A newly wealthy English woman returns to Malaya to build a well for the villagers who helped her during war. Thinking back, she recalls the Australian man who made a great sacrifice to aid her and her fellow prisoners of war.
Violette Bushell is the daughter of an English father and a French mother, living in London in the early years of World War II. She meets a handsome young French soldier in the park and takes him back for the family Bastille day celebrations. They fall in love, marry, and have a baby girl when Violette Szabo receives the dreaded telegram informing her of his death in North Africa. Shortly afterwards, Violette is approached to join the S.O.E. (Special Operations Executive). Should she stay and look after her baby or "do her duty"?Written by
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A Woman in a Million - her deeds of Unconquerable Courage and Devotion glorify the finest qualities of true womanhood, For this is the story of Violette Szabo, beautiful, young, life-loving English girl who was drawn into the dangerous life of a secret service agent in occupied France in 1944. See more »
Technical Advisor Leo Marks was in charge of the codes and ciphers for all S.O.E. Agents during the war, when he was only twenty. See more »
Camera shadow on Violette as she leaves the bunkhouse with Denise and Lillian. See more »
The life that I have Is all that I have And the life that I have Is yours. The love that I have Of the life that I have Is yours and yours and yours. A sleep I shall have A rest I shall have Yet death will be but a pause. For the peace of my years In the long green grass Will be yours and yours and yours.
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Truly remarkable film, with a very moving ending and an outstanding Virginia McKenna
When I first saw Carve Her Name with Pride recently, I have to say I was really moved. This film is truly remarkable, I do agree one of two of the characters are somewhat clichéd, but on the whole there is very little wrong I can say about Carve Her Name with Pride.
The film is beautifully shot, with stunning cinematography effortlessly capturing the scenery. The score is also highly effective, while the script is honest and truthful, with some humorous and romantic spots, and the story, which is based on truth, is a remarkable one. The direction is excellent, the film does move at a reasonable pace and the ending had me deeply moved. And I have to say the acting is really good, Virginia McKenna especially is outstanding in the lead role, while Jack Warner and Paul Scofield are both excellent.
All in all, it is a great film, underrated and somewhat affecting. See especially for McKenna. 9/10 Bethany Cox
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