The Password Is Courage (1962)





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Based on the true story of Sergeant-Major Charlie Coward (played by Dirk Bogarde) during World War II, this conventional wartime drama does not convincingly put across Coward's heroism, or his seemingly impossible exploits. A German POW and leader in Stalag 8B, Coward finds ways to humiliate his German captors whenever he can, but most importantly he and the men under him are working out an escape. They have already dug out a 280-foot tunnel, and now Coward has to somehow reach the Polish resistance fighters in order to get the necessary maps and money before exiting through the tunnel. To that end, he gets put in charge of prisoners at a lumber yard, burns the place down, blames it on a German officer, and manages to get an afternoon off in town if he does not rat on the officer. That time off allows him to contact the resistance movement and get the supplies he needs. And this is only the beginning of several adventures that Coward somehow survives. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi
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Dirk Bogarde
as Charles Coward
Alfred Lynch
as Cpl. Billy Pope
Reginald Beckwith
as Unteroffizier
Richard Marner
as Schmidt
Ed Devereaux
as Aussie
Olaf Pooley
as German Doctor
Colin Blakely
as 1st German Goon
Ferdinand "Ferdy" Mayne
as German Officer
Michael Mellinger
as Feldwebal
Margaret Whitton
as Farmwoman
Lewis Fiander
as Pringle
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A lively forgotten British WW II film.

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Audience Reviews for The Password Is Courage

I thought this movie was very well paced. Just when I thought I might get bored, something un-expected would happen. It kept me entertained. I recommend this to anyone who appreciates silver screen movies; and a good laugh.

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