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Nurse Edith Cavell (1939)





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In this film, Anna Neagle plays the legendary Edith Cavell as a candidate for Canonization. Her selfless efforts to rescue refugee soldiers from WWI Belgium results in her being arrested on charges of espionage. Despite international pleas for clemency, the dastardly Deutschlanders sentence Cavell to death.

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Anna Neagle
as Nurse Edith Cavell
George Sanders
as Capt. Heinrichs
Edna May Oliver
as Countess de Mavon
Zasu Pitts
as Mme. Moulin
May Robson
as Mme. Rappard
H.B. Warner
as Mr. Gibson
Sophie Stewart
as Sister Watkins
Mary Howard
as Nurse O'Brien
Gui Ignon
as Cobbler
Lionel Royce
as Gen. Von Ehrhardt
Jimmy Butler
as Jean Rappard
Rex Downing
as Francois Rappard
Henry Brandon
as Lt. Schultz
Fritz Leiber
as Sadi Kirschen
Gilbert Emery
as Brad Whitlock
Lucien Prival
as Lt. Schmidt
Richard Deane
as Lt. Wilson
Bert Roach
as George Moulin
Halliwell Hobbes
as British Chaplain
Ernst Deutsch
as Dr. Schroeder, Public Prosecutor
Egon Brecher
as Dr. Gunther
Willy Kaufman
as Baron von Weser
Gustav von Seyffertitz
as President of Trial Court
Frank Reicher
as Baron von Bissing
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As slow and ponderous and well protected as a steam-roller, [Director Herbert Wilcox] irons out opposition. We get from his films almost everything except life, character, truth.

May 14, 2018 | Full Review…

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