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Carve Her Name with Pride (1958)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, War | 20 June 1958 (Ireland)
During World War II, a recently widowed young woman is recruited to work as a spy in France.

Director:

Lewis Gilbert

Writers:

R.J. Minney (book), Vernon Harris (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Virginia McKenna ... Violette Szabo
Paul Scofield ... Tony Fraser
Jack Warner ... Mr. Bushell
Denise Grey ... Mrs. Bushell
Alain Saury Alain Saury ... Etienne Szabo
Maurice Ronet ... Jacques
Anne Leon Anne Leon ... Lillian Rolfe
Sydney Tafler Sydney Tafler ... Potter
Avice Landone ... Vera Atkins
Nicole Stéphane ... Denise Bloch (as Nicole Stephane)
Noel Willman ... Interrogator
Bill Owen ... N.C.O. Instructor
Billie Whitelaw ... Winnie
William Mervyn William Mervyn ... Colonel Buckmaster
Michael Goodliffe ... Coding Expert
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Storyline

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 Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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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 »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

20 June 1958 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Aftoi pou nikisan ton thanato See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Angel Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75: 1
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Trivia

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 »

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Camera shadow on Violette as she leaves the bunkhouse with Denise and Lillian. See more »

Quotes

Etienne Szabo: 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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Featured in The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

The Very Thought Of You
(uncredited)
Written by Ray Noble
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Truly remarkable film, with a very moving ending and an outstanding Virginia McKenna
8 August 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

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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