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The Captive Heart

The Captive Heart

Michael Redgrave
Director: Basil Dearden Cast: Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgrave
, Rachel Kempson
Rachel Kempson
, Mervyn Johns
Mervyn Johns
Basil Dearden


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The Captive Heart is set in a German POW camp for British soldiers. Michael Redgrave plays a Czech patriot, who has assumed the identity of a deceased British officer to avoid being executed by the Nazis. When captured and placed in the camp, the British prisoners suspect the still-incognito Redgrave of being a spy. Only his conspicuous courage during an escape sequence vindicates the secretive Redgrave. The film's tinderbox tension is relieved with a joyous finale, which utilizes a fireworks display as adroitly as Hitchcock did in To Catch a Thief.

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/10/2015
UPC: 0644827243228
Original Release: 1946
Source: Reel Vault
Sales rank: 52,870

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Redgrave Capt. Karel Hasek
Rachel Kempson Celia Mitchell
Mervyn Johns Private Evans
Frederick Leister Mr. Mowbray
Jack Warner Cpl. Ted Horsfall
Basil Radford Maj. Ossy Dalrymple
Rachel Thomas Mrs. Evans
Gordon Jackson Lt. David Lennox
Gladys Henson Mrs. Horsfall
Elliot Mason Mrs. Lennox
Robert Wyndham Lt. Cmdr. Robert Narsden
Guy Middleton Capt. Jim Mason
Jimmy Hanley Pvt. Matthews
Derek Bond Lt. Stephen Harley
Jane Barrett Caroline Harley
Margot Fitzsimmons Elspeth McDougall
David Keir Mr. McDougall
Sam Kydd POW
James Harcourt Doctor
Meriel Forbes Beryle Curtiss
Ralph Michael Capt. Thurston
Jack Lambert Padre
Karel Stepanek Forster
Frederick Schiller German M.O.

Technical Credits
Basil Dearden Director
Michael Balcon Producer
Charles Hasse Editor
Patrick Kirwan Original Story
Angus MacPhail Screenwriter
Guy Morgan Screenwriter
Jack Parker Cinematographer
Alan Rawsthorne Score Composer
Michael Relph Associate Producer
Cliff John Richardson Special Effects
Douglas Slocombe Cinematographer

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