Escaping a Nazi prison train in war-torn Italy, an American (Ewart G. Morrison) and a British (John Hoy) soldier set out for the Swiss border and find themselves leading a multi-national party of refugees for the Italian underground.
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2k, restored. Quoting Hervé Dumont, "reached the heights of the great cinema with this elaborate balance of dramatic effects, aided by an economic and effective montage." Sometimes the thesis appears discursive, but made at the time of the 2nd WW and only premiered after against the will of its authors, who faced many vicissitudes, this film, so often very beautiful, even the "exemplary speeches" justifies.