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During WWII, British villagers hospitably receive a platoon of soldiers who will be billeted with them. But as it turns out, they're actually German paratroopers who hold the village hostage. Produced by Michael Balcon. Written by John Dighton and Angus MacPhail from a story by Graham Greene.
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Surprising, interesting story told in a folksy English style. No major stars, No Hollywood glitz. It just pulls you in with great storytelling and sincere acting.Published 2 months ago by Ken Jones
For my Mom as an asked for gift. She loved it. One of the most subversive films to come out of World War II, a British drama that was unsettling in its day and is even more so now. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Michael J. Gregory
This is a great little movie based upon a Graham Greene short story. When it was made England was still in fear of a German invasion. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Robert Sears
Surprisingly better than I expected. As realistic as could be expected. The BBC essay was extremely good in explaining both the social dimension and the course of film production... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Richard Allen
Doing even a small part made such a difference and this movie showed that. I had never seen it before I saw it on tcm, but after I had to have it.Published 15 months ago by Lenet Vega
Wow. I ordered the DVD after seeing it late night on TCM. Well worth losing sleep over. The TCM guest programmer (name? Read morePublished 16 months ago by Carolyn M. Weddell