Captive Heart

Captive Heart

Director: Basil Dearden, Michael Redgrave, Rachel Kempson, Mervyn Johns

Cast: Basil Dearden, Michael Redgrave, Rachel Kempson, Mervyn Johns

     
 

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The Captive Heart is set in a German POW camp for British soldiers. Michael Redgrave plays a Czech patriot, who has assumed the identity of a deceased British officer to avoid being executed by the Nazis. When captured and placed in the camp, the British prisoners suspect the still-incognito Redgrave of being a spy. Only his conspicuous courage during an escape

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The Captive Heart is set in a German POW camp for British soldiers. Michael Redgrave plays a Czech patriot, who has assumed the identity of a deceased British officer to avoid being executed by the Nazis. When captured and placed in the camp, the British prisoners suspect the still-incognito Redgrave of being a spy. Only his conspicuous courage during an escape sequence vindicates the secretive Redgrave. The film's tinderbox tension is relieved with a joyous finale, which utilizes a fireworks display as adroitly as Hitchcock did in To Catch a Thief.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/19/1997
UPC:
0056775601836
Original Release:
1947
Rating:
NR
Source:
Madacy Records
Presentation:
[B&W]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Redgrave Capt. Karel Hasek
Rachel Kempson Celia Mitchell
Mervyn Johns Private Evans
Frederick Leister Mr. Mowbray
Jack Warner Cpl. Ted Horsfall
Basil Radford Maj. Ossy Dalrymple
Rachel Thomas Mrs. Evans
Gordon Jackson Lt. David Lennox
Gladys Henson Mrs. Horsfall
Elliot Mason Mrs. Lennox
Robert Wyndham Lt. Cmdr. Robert Narsden
Guy Middleton Capt. Jim Mason
Jimmy Hanley Pvt. Matthews
Derek Bond Lt. Stephen Harley
Jane Barrett Caroline Harley
Margot Fitzsimmons Elspeth McDougall
David Keir Mr. McDougall
Sam Kydd POW
James Harcourt Doctor
Meriel Forbes Beryle Curtiss
Ralph Michael Capt. Thurston
Jack Lambert Padre
Karel Stepanek Forster
Frederick Schiller German M.O.

Technical Credits
Basil Dearden Director
Michael Balcon Producer
Charles Hasse Editor
Patrick Kirwan Original Story
Angus MacPhail Screenwriter
Guy Morgan Screenwriter
Jack Parker Cinematographer
Alan Rawsthorne Score Composer
Michael Relph Associate Producer
Cliff John Richardson Special Effects
Douglas Slocombe Cinematographer

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