The Captive Heart

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In 1940, Czech soldier Capt. Hasek (Michael Redgrave) is being pursued by the Nazi secret police. To conceal his true identity, he pretends to be a dead British soldier named Capt. Geoffrey Mitchell. But to keep the lie going, he must also write to Mitchell's wife, Celia (Rachel Kempson), as her dead husband from the POW camp where he's imprisoned. Meanwhile, Hasek's fellow prisoners are beginning to suspect that he is not who he claims to be, and so he must convince them that he's not a spy.

Cast

Michael Redgrave
as Capt. Karel Hasek - aka Geoffrey Mitchell
Mervyn Johns
as Private Evans
Basil Radford
as Major Ossy Dalrymple
Jack Warner
as Cpl. Ted Horsfall
Rachel Kempson
as Celia Mitchell
Frederick Leister
as Mr. Mowbray
Rachel Thomas
as Mrs. Evans
Gladys Henson
as Mrs. Horsfall
Gordon Jackson
as Lt. Lennox
Elliot Mason
as Mrs. Lennox
Robert Wyndham
as Lt. Cmdr. Robert Narsden
Guy Middleton
as Capt. Jim Mason
Jimmy Hanley
as Pvt. Matthews
Derek Bond
as Lt. Harley
Jane Barrett
as Caroline Harley
Margot Fitzsimmons
as Elspeth McDougall
David Keir
as Mr. McDougall
Meriel Forbes
as Beryle Curtiss
Ralph Michael
as Capt. Thurston
Frederick Schiller
as German M.O.
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  • The Captive Heart hits all the expected beats and is enlivened by expert direction and a reliable cast of actors...

    May 19, 2020 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…
  • Given the immediacy, it is perhaps no wonder that the story is leavened with some melodrama and romance, yet watching it now, Basil Dearden's film still has a surprisingly naturalistic aspect.

    February 3, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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