Approved | | Drama, History, War
A gentle widower, enraged at Nazi atrocities against his peaceful Norwegian fishing village, escapes to Britain and returns leading a commando force against the oppressors.
Director John Farrow served in World War II as a highly decorated Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Canadian Navy. He was recovering from typhus at the time of this film.
They steal blankets, pots, pans, food, everything! They kidnap your husband! A great nation? Conquerors? THEIVES - that's what they are! They ought to be handled in a police court!
EriK Toresen: Finally, Mrs. Bergesen, a police court will be set up and the traffic...
During the firing squad scene, the second soldier from the left fails to correctly load the bullet into the chamber. On closing the rifle bolt, the bullet is seen hanging out of the chamber, and then drops to the ground.
Opening credits prologue: For long past the kingdom of Norway had been a domain of peace.
Content with their pattern of honesty and industry they were a people who feared nought and envied nobody.
So it was in the summer of 1939....