Escape (1948)


During a fight to protect a woman, former RAF aviator Matt Denant accidentally kills a detective. Sentenced to three years in prison, Denant is not able to accept the injustice of which he is a victim and decides to escape. Thus begins an authentic hunt against the aviator throughout the county. Chased by the police and by the locals, Denant only has the help of a parish priest and a young woman who communes with his ideas of freedom.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz.
Stars: Rex Harrison, Peggy Cummins, William Hartnell, Norman Wooland, Jill Esmond, Frederick Piper, Marjorie Rhodes, Betty Ann Davies, Cyril Cusack, John Slater, Frank Pettingell, Michael Golden., Frederick Leister, Walter Hudd, Maurice Denham.


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  1. Ariadaeus
    April 25, 2021

    Worth watching. The first two Dr Whos are in this film – William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton.

  2. Ariadaeus
    April 25, 2021

    My previous comment should read Drs Who. I remember the first episode which was repeated the following week.

  3. July 13, 2022

    Ha, that’s my father Peter Burdon as a farmer whos trousers gets were from the washing line. He was a lead member of The West of England Theatre Co based in Exmouth. The farmers wife was played by Joyce Worsley.

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