Fr. Hugh O'Flaherty is a Vatican official in 1943-45 who has been hiding downed pilots, escaped prisoners of war, and Italian Resistance families. His diplomatic status in a Catholic country prevents Colonel Kappler from openly arresting him, but O'Flaherty's activities become so large that the Nazis decide to assassinate him the next time he leaves the Vatican. O'Flaherty continues his work in a variety of disguises. Based on a true story.
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The title, "The Scarlet and the Black", is a variation on the source book title on which it is based: "The Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican". Apparently, this movie is also known as "The Vatican Pimpernel". See more
Many of the German troops are shown marching in formation in various locations around Rome. In actuality, such formality would not be used. See more
Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty
Colonel, do I get the idea that you're tryin' to put a crimp in my social life?
Col. Herbert Kappler
Damn you and damn your social life, priest!
An edited version of approximately 110 minutes (120 minutes when broadcast with adverts) is sometimes shown on TV in the UK. See more
References Massacre in Rome