After WW2, former RAF airman Clem Morgan joins a gang of black-market smugglers-thieves but when a robbery goes wrong, Clem is caught , framed for a policeman's murder, and is sent to prison where he plots his escape and revenge.
The residents of a British village during WWII welcome a platoon of soldiers who are to be billeted with them. The trusting residents then discover that the soldiers are Germans who proceed to hold the village captive.Written by
Steve Crook <email@example.com>
The church in the film is the church in the Buckinghamshire village of Turville, St Mary Virgin Church, doubling as Dibley's St Barnabus. See more »
Bill Purvis' dog is called Betty but when George Truscott restrains her temporarily in the woods he calls her Betsy. See more »
[the Land Army girls are defending the Manor House]
[Peggy shoots a German]
I shot one
Good girl. You know, we ought to keep score. That's one to you. Half a minute now, I'll have a go.
[Ivy shoots at a German, but misses]
Missed him. Can't even hit a sitting Jerry.
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Opening credits prologue:
"Went the day well? We died and never knew, But, well or ill, Freedom, we died for you" See more »
A still chilling story of german invasion to an ordinary sleepy english village sixty years ago. This brilliantly captured the very real possibility of what could have happened during the first years of world war 2. If you tend to stay away from "older" films because they're too distant and difficult to relate to I strongly recommend this, the characters are believable and the way the story is told is very realistic and not at all sentimental. There are some quite powerful scenes which are quite shocking and totally unexpected in a film this old. (9/10)
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