Albert Lory is a teacher at a school in German-occupied France. He is a coward, but he is drawn into the actions of the resistance. Arrested by the Germans because of an alleged murder, a German officer promises him freedom, if he is willing to collaborate against French resistance (by discontinuing his defense speech, which is arousing the citizens in court).
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It was originally titled The Children. See more
When Paul Martin is trying to escape by jumping from car to car in the rail yard, one of the parked box cars to the side clearly has the Great Northern logo. Whilst GN was a large operation, its rails didn't reach to Nazi occupied Europe. See more
A very clear motive. One of the oldest motives in criminal history. Jealousy. Why, you may find it preposterous to believe that a man of his years and timid character could become so enamored with a young woman as to commit an act of violence to dispose of a handsome and vigorous rival. Yet, I've never seen any man too old to look at a charming young lady. And I wouldn't give my oath that such glances are always innocent.
Opening credits prologue: "Somewhere in Europe"- See more
Music by Friedrich Silcher (1838)
Poem by Heinrich Heine
Played on accordion by Kent Smith
and sung by the German soldiers See more