Approved | | Drama, History, Romance
A Dutch intelligence officer recruits an allied woman to act as liaison with dashing Resistance leader 'The Scarf' for a British attack on Arnhem.
Gregory Peck was originally slated for the lead part, with Richard Widmark (borrowed from Twentieth Century-Fox) and Ava Gardner co-starring.
Col. Pieter Deventer:
So much for character, isn't it?
Col. Helmuth Dietrich: A spy has no character; he merely assumes one.
In his opening narration, Gen. Ted Eyck (Louis Calhern) states that "This is spring, nineteen hundred and forty-three." A few moments later, however, Gen. Larraby rides up to his office and when a soldier says to him, "Lovely day, isn't it?" he replies, "Yes it is, and October too." (And a day or so later, the German radio announces it will execute Dutch hostages the next day, October 21.)
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