The Password Is Courage (1962)

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British NCO Sergeant-Major Charles Coward escapes from the Stalag VIII-B POW camp and is mistakenly awarded with the Iron Cross by the Germans.

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31 March 2008 | JOHN-WIGNALL
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| The Password Is Courage
First of all this film is based on Charlie Cowards Biography so a lot of it is quite correct,but like all films artistic licence has crept in for the sake of continuity,all in all the film is entertaining,now lets look at when it was made.The Early 60s, when a lot of memories from World War 2 were still fresh in peoples minds so a lot what was in Charlie Cowards book would have had the red pencil put through it as unsuitable.

Lastly not only was Charlie Coward a Technical Adviser on this film he also appeared in it as an ordinary British Soldier in the scene where they are having a party after he is released from solitary confinement

John Wignall

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