This fact-based story follows a woman who launches a rescue of her Royal Air Force pilot son, who was shot down over Germany in 1941. Getting no help from the underground, she sets up her own rescue mission.
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Complete series cast summary:
Dyan Cannon ...  Jenny Baines 4 episodes, 1985
Elke Sommer ...  Eva Gruenberg 4 episodes, 1985
Robert Hardy ...  Klein 4 episodes, 1985
Patrick Ryecart ...  Steinhardt 4 episodes, 1985
Nigel Hawthorne ...  Colonel 4 episodes, 1985
Christopher Cazenove ...  Capt. Preston 4 episodes, 1985
Richard Todd ...  Gen. Benjamin Cutler 4 episodes, 1985
Hartmut Becker ...  Karl Koenig 4 episodes, 1985
John Moulder-Brown 4 episodes, 1985
Sion Tudor Owen 4 episodes, 1985
Denis Lill Denis Lill ...  Johns 4 episodes, 1985
Nicholas Courtney ...  Medical Officer 4 episodes, 1985
Garfield Morgan ...  Wilford 4 episodes, 1985
Michael Elphick ...  Schumann 4 episodes, 1985
Oscar Quitak Oscar Quitak ...  Col. Weiss 4 episodes, 1985
Philip Stone ...  Padre 4 episodes, 1985
Hugh Grant ...  Peter Baines 4 episodes, 1985
Tim Bannerman Tim Bannerman ...  Higgins 4 episodes, 1985
Mick Ford ...  Paddy 4 episodes, 1985
Jeremy Bulloch ...  Schroeder 4 episodes, 1985
Erika Hoffman Erika Hoffman ...  Gerta 4 episodes, 1985
Sam Kelly ...  Bromley 4 episodes, 1985
Michael Poole Michael Poole ...  Russian Prisoner 4 episodes, 1985
Jonathan Coy ...  Sgt. Mitchell 4 episodes, 1985
Frank Jarvis Frank Jarvis ...  Sgt. Davies 4 episodes, 1985
Iain Rattray Iain Rattray ...  German Officer 4 episodes, 1985
Ben Howard Ben Howard ...  Corporal 4 episodes, 1985
Christopher Merrick Christopher Merrick ...  British Soldier 4 episodes, 1985
David Milner David Milner ...  Pvt. Smith 4 episodes, 1985
Richard Driscoll Richard Driscoll ...  Stanson 4 episodes, 1985
Gerald Home Gerald Home ...  Passport Official 4 episodes, 1985
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This fact-based story follows a woman who launches a rescue of her Royal Air Force pilot son, who was shot down over Germany in 1941. Getting no help from the underground, she sets up her own rescue mission.

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Drama | War

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PG
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USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jenny harca See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Trevor Howard was offered the part of Gen.Cutler. See more »

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References Force 10 from Navarone (1978) See more »

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I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much)
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Performed at the POW stage show
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almost credible but not quite
16 June 2005 | by pauls-roomSee all my reviews

I suppose events happened and people acted in a way during World War II that seem incredible now. And if we didn't occasionally have some evidence for them, we would hardly believe them possible. So looking for your son, who's a British pilot and has been shot down in Germany, seems not only foolhardy but something Hollywood might dream up. On the other hand it's also very courageous. There's the usual bad-mannered Germans and the correct Englishmen. The sets and the actors are fine, but I think what stretched my credulity a bit was the way Dyan Cannon still wore make-up when she was supposed to be in disguise. I doubt if the average prisoner-of-war wore lipstick, except in the shows they put on. The suspicion that it was made for the American market was always in my mind.


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