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2,000 Women Details


The "2000 Women" of the film's title are the female inmates in a WW II German concentration camp in France. Though many of the women don't get along, they are united in their hatred for their Nazi captors. The story takes a truly melodramatic turn when three English airmen parachute into the camp, offering a ray of hope for those inmates planning an escape. Some of the humor is "black" indeed, involving a card-playing corpse and other questionable sources of laughter, but this was the sort of material that wartime audiences wanted. Heading the cast of are Phyllis Calvert, Flora Robson and Patricia Roc, fine British actresses all who overcome an abundance of script deficiencies. The film was the first production of Individual Pictures, formed by the producer-director-writer team of Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Phyllis Calvert
as Freda Thompson
Flora Robson
as Miss Manningford
Patricia Roc
as Rosemary Brown
Renee Houston
as Maud Wright
Reginald Purdell
as Alec Harvey
Jean Kent
as Bridie Johnson
James McKechnie
as Jimmy Moore
John England
Walter Gotell
Thora Hird
as Mrs. Burtshaw
Joan Ingram
Carl Jaffe
as Sgt. Hentzner
Betty Jardine
Janette Scott
John Snagge
Christina Forbes
Thora Hird
as Mrs. Burtshaw
Carl Jaffe
as Sgt. Hentzner


Frank Launder
Edward Black
Frank Launder
Michael Pertwee
Screen Story
Sidney Gilliat
Jack Cox