| Drama, History, War
During WW2, a French woman living in England volunteers to work for British Intelligence in Nazi-occupied France.
Anna Neagle spent a year with Odette Hallowes visiting the various prisons and camps where she was held and being introduced to other surviving S.O.E. Agents. Odette said of her, "She was absolutely into it. In fact, it took one year after the end of the film to get back to normal. She was more upset by doing that film than I was reliving the experience."
Would it be possible to say a Mass?
German priest: I would gladly do so my child. But my duties here are to comfort the dying and to bury the dead.
German priest: I will ask... but I am sure the Gestao will not permit me.
Odette Sanson: Why... Are they so afraid of God?
When Odette and Churchill meet at the police station there is a tracking shot where the camera shadow is quite noticeable.
Epilogue, scrolls up the screen ... "It is with a sense of deep humility that I allow my personal story to be told. I am a very ordinary woman to whom a chance was given to see human beings at their best and at their worst. I knew kindness as well as cruelty, understanding as well as brutality. My comrades, who did far more than I and suffered far more profoundly, are not here to speak. It is to their memory that this film has been made and I would like it to be a window through which may be seen those very gallant women with whom I had the honour to serve." Odette Churchill
English, French, German