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11 Ratings

The Captive Heart

Directed by Basil Dearden
United Kingdom, 1946
Drama, History, War


After the evacuation at Dunkirk, June 1940, some thousands of British prisoners are sent to German P.O.W. camps. One such group includes “Capt. Geoffrey Mitchell,” a concentration-camp escapee who assumed the identity of a dead British officer…

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The Captive Heart Directed by Basil Dearden

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  • Edna Sweetlove's rating of the film The Captive Heart

    Charmingly sentimental war movie about stiff upper lip Brits in a PoW camp thinking of their birds back home. Naturally it's slightly anti-German, but that's understandable in 1946. The British Senior Officer (played by Basil Radford) is a delighful retard whose main regret about 4 years in the camp is that he missed the Derby 4 times in a row. Michael Redgrave is good as an escaped Czech PoW masquerading... (cont.)

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