Escape

Escape

Director: Mervyn LeRoy, Norma Shearer, Robert Taylor, Conrad Veidt

Cast: Mervyn LeRoy, Norma Shearer, Robert Taylor, Conrad Veidt

     
 
Based on a novel by Ethel Vance, Escape stars Robert Taylor as a young American, the son of a widowed European woman (Alla Nazimova). The mother has been imprisoned in a German concentration camp, compelling her son to ignore America's neutrality and attempt a rescue. Sneaking into German-occupied Europe, Taylor is befriended by a countess (Norma Shearer) who

Overview

Based on a novel by Ethel Vance, Escape stars Robert Taylor as a young American, the son of a widowed European woman (Alla Nazimova). The mother has been imprisoned in a German concentration camp, compelling her son to ignore America's neutrality and attempt a rescue. Sneaking into German-occupied Europe, Taylor is befriended by a countess (Norma Shearer) who is the mistress of a Nazi general (Conrad Veidt). Taylor isn't certain of the countess' loyalties, but she proves herself by aiding in the rescue of the imprisoned woman. Escape is distinguished by a surprisingly subtle performance from Norma Shearer, though she gives in to her tendency to "ham" in her final denunciation of her Nazi paramour.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/06/2010
UPC:
0883316242391
Original Release:
1940
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame]
Time:
1:44:00
Sales rank:
28,439

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Norma Shearer Countess Von Treck
Robert Taylor Mark Preysing
Conrad Veidt Gen. Kurt Von Kolb
Alla Nazimova Emmy Ritter
Felix Bressart Fritz Keller
Elsa Basserman Mrs. Henning
Philip Dorn Dr. Ditten
Bonita Granville Ursula
Edgar Barrier Commissioner
Blanche Yurka Nurse
Lisa Golm Anna

Technical Credits
Mervyn LeRoy Director,Producer
Adrian Costumes/Costume Designer
Daniele Amfitheatrof Score Composer
Constantin Bakaleinikoff Score Composer
George Boemler Editor
Jack Dawn Makeup
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Urie McCleary Art Director
Arch Oboler Screenwriter
Robert Planck Cinematographer
Marguerite Roberts Screenwriter
Franz Waxman Score Composer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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