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United Kingdom, 1942
Director: Alberto Cavalcanti
Producer: Michael Balcon
Cast: Leslie Banks, Elizabeth Allan, Frank Lawton
Screenwriter: John Dighton, Diana Morgan, Angus MacPhail
From the story The Lieutenant Died Last by Graham Greene
Cinematography: Wilkie Cooper
Music: William Walton
Genre: Drama, War
Black & White
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Language: English
Running Time: 92 minutes

Synopsis:
A British village welcomes a platoon of soldiers during World War II only to find out that they are German soldiers ordered to take control of the village in advance of a planned invasion.
 

Reviews and Quotes 2

"A POTENT THRILLER!"
- Kristin M. Jones, The Wall Street Journal

"THE BEST, MOST FEROCIOUS PICTURE OF THE WAR YEARS! THE WORK OF A TRUE AUTEUR!"
- Phillip French, The Observer

"UNDESERVEDLY FORGOTTEN! Cavalcanti handles the story with crisp, vigorous wit."
- A.O. Scott, The New York Times

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