Hanover Street

Hanover Street

Peter Hyams (1979)

PG Certificate


Our Score
It's odd to find Peter Hyams directing this glossy Second World War weepie, as he is more usually associated with sci-fi action adventures such as 2010 and Timecop. He's certainly more at home with battle sequences than romantic clinches, as is his star, Harrison Ford, who often looks distinctly uncomfortable here as an American pilot whose air-raid encounter with nurse Lesley-Anne Down leads to trouble with her husband, Christopher Plummer. Apart from some lovely photography from David Watkin, it was all done much better in the 1940 Vivien Leigh/Robert Taylor vehicle, Waterloo Bridge.


An American bomber pilot falls in love with a married nurse in London during the Second World War, and later finds himself assigned with her husband on the same dangerous mission, leading to much soul-searching. Drama, starring Harrison Ford, Lesley-Anne Down, Christopher Plummer, Alec McCowen and Patsy Kensit.

Cast & Crew

David Halloran Harrison Ford
Margaret Sellinger Lesley-Anne Down
Paul Sellinger Christopher Plummer
Maj Trumbo Alec McCowen
Sarah Sellinger Patsy Kensit
Lt Jerry Cimino Richard Masur
Lt Martin Hyer Michael Sacks
Harry Pike Max Wall
Col Ronald Bart Shane Rimmer
Lt Wells Keith Buckley
Director Peter Hyams
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia-Emi-Warner Dists LtdGuidance: Edited for language. Available on: video and DVD