The Password Is Courage

The Password Is Courage

Dirk Bogarde
Director: Andrew L. Stone Cast: Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
, Maria Perschy
Maria Perschy
, Alfred Lynch
Alfred Lynch
Andrew L. Stone


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Based on the true story of Sergeant-Major Charlie Coward (played by Dirk Bogarde) during World War II, this conventional wartime drama does not convincingly put across Coward's heroism, or his seemingly impossible exploits. A German POW and leader in Stalag 8B, Coward finds ways to humiliate his German captors whenever he can, but most importantly he and the men under him are working out an escape. They have already dug out a 280-foot tunnel, and now Coward has to somehow reach the Polish resistance fighters in order to get the necessary maps and money before exiting through the tunnel. To that end, he gets put in charge of prisoners at a lumber yard, burns the place down, blames it on a German officer, and manages to get an afternoon off in town if he does not rat on the officer. That time off allows him to contact the resistance movement and get the supplies he needs. And this is only the beginning of several adventures that Coward somehow survives.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/11/2014
UPC: 0888574113155
Original Release: 1962
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:55:00
Sales rank: 37,776

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dirk Bogarde Charles Coward
Maria Perschy Irena
Alfred Lynch Cpl. Billy Pope
Nigel Stock Cole
Reginald Beckwith Unteroffizier
Richard Marner Schmidt
Ed Devereaux Aussie
George Mikell Necke
Richard Carpenter Robinson
Olaf Pooley German Doctor
Colin Blakely 1st German Goon
Bernard Archard Actor
Mark Eden Actor
Philo Hauser Actor
Ferdinand "Ferdy" Mayne German Officer
Michael Mellinger Feldwebal
Howard Pays Actor
George Pravda Actor
John Gardiner Actor
Margaret Whitton Farmwoman
Lewis Fiander Pringle

Technical Credits
Andrew L. Stone Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Noreen Ackland Editor
Wilfred C. Arnold Art Director
Davis Boulton Cinematographer
John Castle Screenwriter
Derek New Score Composer
Virginia Stone Editor,Producer
Bill Warrington Special Effects

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