Fr. Hugh O'Flaherty is a Vatican official in 1943-45 who has been hiding downed pilots, escaped prisoners of war, and Italian Resistance families. His diplomatic status in a Catholic country prevents Colonel Kappler from openly arresting him, but O'Flaherty's activities become so large that the Nazis decide to assassinate him the next time he leaves the Vatican. O'Flaherty continues his work in a variety of disguises. Based on a true story.
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Gregory Peck stars as the man who led thousands in a daring escape to freedom - right under the nose of the Gestapo.
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This movie's opening preamble states: "This motion picture is based on a true story." See more
The uniforms of most of the German troops lack any ribbons, badges, or other decorations. In reality, by mid-1944 many of these soldiers would have been battle veterans and would be wearing appropriate awards for that service. In addition, all uniforms and helmets are in clean, new condition, when in fact they should appear more worn. See more
Pope Pius XII
I talked to you once of the treasures of the Church. Perhaps I deceived myself. The real treasures of the Church, what makes it imperishable, is that every once in a while, someone comes to it, my son, like you.
An edited version of approximately 110 minutes (120 minutes when broadcast with adverts) is sometimes shown on TV in the UK. See more
References Massacre in Rome