Escape (1940)



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Based on a novel by Ethel Vance, Escape stars Robert Taylor as a young American, the son of a widowed European woman (Alla Nazimova). The mother has been imprisoned in a German concentration camp, compelling her son to ignore America's neutrality and attempt a rescue. Sneaking into German-occupied Europe, Taylor is befriended by a countess (Norma Shearer) who is the mistress of a Nazi general (Conrad Veidt). Taylor isn't certain of the countess' loyalties, but she proves herself by aiding in the … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
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Written By: Arch Oboler, Marguerite Roberts
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as Mark Preysing

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as Fritz Keller

as Dr. Arthur Henning

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All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

Glossy and sentimental Holocaust story.

Full Review… | January 18, 2014
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Audience Reviews for Escape

A fine overlooked film one of Norma Shearer's last and best. Studio bound but still an interesting story. Bonita Granville plays her part as a vicious and evil little viper well.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

underated, has a casablanca feel to it, was made before it though, and very suspenseful. involves strict nazi germany.

omar mirza

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