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    Added on: 20/11/2015 17:58
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    The Captive Heart

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    Certificate: U
    Running Time: 104 mins
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    Content Type: Movie

    STUDIOCANAL is proud to announce the release of a newly restored version of the classic British WW2 drama,

    The Captive Heart (1946) on DVD and Blu-Ray.

    Produced by  Ealing Studios, starring Michael Redgrave and his wife Rachel Kempson and directed by Basil Dearden mere months after the end of the war, The Captive Heart is one of the first films to be made about British POWs. The film was shot in a real British POW camp, Marlag and Milag in Germany, where co-screenwriter Guy Morgan
    had been held and features actors who had been POWs themselves.

    In 1940, Czech soldier Capt. Hasek (Michael Redgrave: The Lady Vanishes, The Dam Busters) 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: Out of Africa, Tom Jones), 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.

    Special Features:
    - Introduction

    Video Tracks:
    1.33:3 Black and White

    Audio Tracks:
    Mono 2.0 English

    Directed By:
    Basil Dearden

    Written By:

    Michael Redgrave
    Rachel Kempson

    Soundtrack By:
    Ernest Irving

    Director of Photography:
    Douglas Slocombe

    Charles Hasse

    Costume Designer:
    Mark Luker

    Production Designer:
    Michael Relph

    Visual Effects:
    Cliff Richardson

    Michael Balcon
    Michael Relph

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