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Escape (When the Door Opened)

Escape (When the Door Opened) (1940)

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Release Date: Nov 1, 1940 Wide

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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

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Glossy and sentimental Holocaust story.

January 18, 2014 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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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.
August 12, 2010
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