Albert, RN

Albert, RN

Lewis Gilbert (1953)

88min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Directed by Alfie director Lewis Gilbert, this PoW drama is about a mannequin nicknamed Albert that supposedly stands in for escaped prisoners. A huge hit at the time, it still has bags of charm and a degree of tension, though a starrier cast than the wooden Anthony Steel and American expats like William Sylvester would have helped considerably. One looks in vain for Jack Hawkins and Dickie Attenborough. But all is not lost: Anton Diffring plays a Nazi.

Summary

The inmates of a German prisoner of war camp suspect they have an informant in their midst, foiling their escape plans. An officer who was an artist in his civilian life offers fresh hope, by creating a lifelike dummy that can be used to cover the absence of an escapee. Fact-based Second World War drama, starring Anthony Steel and Jack Warner.

Cast & Crew

Lt Geoffrey Ainsworth Anthony Steel
Capt Maddox Jack Warner
Lt Jim Reed Robert Beatty
Lt `Texas' Norton William Sylvester
Lt Henry Adams Michael Balfour
Capt Barton Guy Middleton
Lt Erickson Paul Carpenter
Cdr Dawson Moultrie Kelsall
Director Lewis Gilbert
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Angel Prods Ltd
Drama