None Shall Escape

None Shall Escape

Andre De Toth (1944)

85min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
A very interesting and extremely clever movie, which examines in depth the career of a high-ranking German officer during his trial for war crimes. What lends this plot value is that the film, though set after the First World War, was made and released before the end of the Second World War, and proved to be extraordinarily prescient. Director Andre De Toth keeps the story suspenseful and elicits excellent performances from Marsha Hunt and Henry Travers, perhaps best known for his angel Clarence in It's a Wonderful Life. This is intelligent movie-making and deserves to be better known.

Summary

German military officer Wilhelm Grimm is tried for crimes committed during the Second World War, and his life and career is shown in a series of flashbacks. Returning seriously injured and disenchanted from the Great War to a village on the German-Polish border, his subsequent actions caused him banishment from the community and he is attracted to the Nazi Party. Drama, starring Alexander Knox.

Cast & Crew

Wilhelm Grimm Alexander Knox
Marja Pacierkowski Marsha Hunt
Father Warecki Henry Travers
Karl Grimm Erik Rolf
Janina Paeierkowski Dorothy Morris
Rabbi David Levin Richard Hale
Alice Grimm Ruth Nelson
Lt Gersdorf Kurt Kreuger
Director Andre De Toth
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Columbia Picture Corp. Ltd
Drama