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The Captive Heart Details


The Captive Heart is set in a German POW camp for British soldiers. Michael Redgrave plays a Czech patriot, who has assumed the identity of a deceased British officer to avoid being executed by the Nazis. When captured and placed in the camp, the British prisoners suspect the still-incognito Redgrave of being a spy. Only his conspicuous courage during an escape sequence vindicates the secretive Redgrave. The film's tinderbox tension is relieved with a joyous finale, which utilizes a fireworks display as adroitly as Hitchcock did in To Catch a Thief. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Michael Redgrave
as Capt. Karel Hasek
Frederick Leister
as Mr. Mowbray
Mervyn Johns
as Private Evans
Jack Warner
as Cpl. Ted Horsfall
Basil Radford
as Maj. Ossy Dalrymple
Gordon Jackson
as Lt. David Lennox
Gladys Henson
as Mrs. Horsfall
Elliot Mason
as Mrs. Lennox
Guy Middleton
as Capt. Jim Mason
Jimmy Hanley
as Pvt. Matthews
Derek Bond
as Lt. Stephen Harley
Sam Kydd
as POW
Karel Stepanek
as Forster
Ralph Michael
as Capt. Thurston
Meriel Forbes
as Beryle Curtiss
James Harcourt
as Doctor
Jack Lambert
as Padre
Frederick Schiller
as German M.O.


Basil Dearden
Michael Balcon
Patrick Kirwan
Screen Story
Angus MacPhail
Jack Parker
Douglas Slocombe
Alan Rawsthorne
Composer (Music Score)
Michael Relph
Associate Producer