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In this psychological war-drama an Army Major is captured by the Germans during World War II. They attempt to brainwash him into believing the war is over and that he is safe in an Allied hospital, so that he will divulge Allied invasion plans.Written by
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The phony newspaper which Pike is given on arrival in hospital, has a front page item about the UN. Although the United Nations first opened in 1945, the name comes from January 1942, when Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a proclamation outlining the basic set-up and goals for such an organization. This is all that the Nazis would have needed to make this phony report. See more »
[Taking to Pike and Anna]
Oh, you think I'm not loyal to the Fuhrer? But I am. He's a great man.Whatever he tells me to do, I do. He sends messages to the home guard. He says
[speaking in Hitler's clipped diction]
; 'if the enemy puts a foot on German soil - it is your duty to drive them out'. You are the enemy . I can not 'drive you out' - I have no car. So - I make you walk out
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Great interplay between James Garner and Rod Taylor
Really enjoyed this film, an engaging mix of psychological banter with pre-D-Day espionage tension.
The best scenes for me were the dialogues between James Garner and Rod Taylor, they'd make a great film on their own. Garner has that amazing combination of intellect and machismo - he can debate the moral aspect of duty and then knock out a guard just as convincingly
Eva Marie Saint's performance is very strong too as the concentration-camp victim unable to express emotion after the trauma that she has experienced. The power of Roald Dahl's writing comes through here, as she acts as a constant reminder to us of the grim realities of the war in the context of the other charismatic characters.
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