The Captive Heart

The Captive Heart

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Starring:
Michael Redgrave, Rachel Kempson, Frederick Leister

Director:
Basil Dearden

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Ealing's studios' output from the 1940s and 1950s helped define what was arguably the golden age for British cinema. THE CAPTIVE HEART, released in 1946, comes from this legendary studio. Starring a host of Ealin favourites, including Michael Redgrave, Basil Radford and Jack Warner, THE CAPTIVE HEART is the story of a group of British Prisoners of War, captured after Dunkirk in 1940 and sent to the Marlag and Milag North Camp. Amongst them is Captain Karel Hasek (Michael Redgrave) of the Czech army, who has assumed the identity of a dead man named Captain Geoffrey Mitchell, after escaping from Dachau concentration camp. With exposure seeming inevitable, the man seeks desperately to escape the camp and therefore the fate which awaits him. 


SPECIAL FEATURES

  • INTRODUCTION BY CHARLES BARR, AUTHOR OF 'EALING STUDIOS' 
  • SHORT FILM SHOWING EVACUATION OF LIBERATED BRITISH PRISONERS FROM MARLAG AND MILAG NORTH CAMP, 29 APRIL 1949
  • AUDIO INTERVIEW WITH WAR ARTIST JOHN WORSLEY, POW HELD IN MARLAG AND MILAG NORTH CAMP (COURTESY OF IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUMS, IWM.ORG.UK)
  • STILLS GALLERY