The Captive Heart (1946)

Director
Basil Dearden

Main cast
Michael Redgrave; Rachel Kempson; Frederick Leister; Mervyn Johns; Rachel Thomas

Genres
Drama, War

Description
A series of stories about the lives and loves of nine men in a Prisoner of War Camp over five years. Location shooting in the British occupied part of Germany adds believability. The main story is of Hasek (Redgrave) a Czech soldier who needs to keep his identity a secret from the Nazis, to do this he poses as a dead English Officer and corresponds with the man's wife. Upon liberation they meet and decide to continue their lives together. The other inmates' stories are revealed episodically.


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