Odette

1950

Directed By

Herbert Wilcox

Synopsis

Director Herbert Wilcox’s (Sixty Glorious Years, Spring in Park Lane) moving true story Odette is based on true events from WWII and stars Anna Neagle (Lady and the Lamp, Maytime in Mayfair), Trevor Howard (The Third Man Brief Encounter), Peter Ustinov (Spartacus, Billy Budd) and Marius Goring (The Red Shoes, A Matter of Life and Death).

Odette is the inspiring true story of a French-born heroine, Odette Sansom (Anna Neagle) who leaves behind her three young daughters and life in Britain to return to her occupied homeland to spy for the Special Operations Executive (SOE) during the Second World War. Smuggled into France to work with Radio Operator Alex Rabinovich (Peter Ustinov) and Captain Peter Churchill (Trevor Howard), Odette skillfully works with the SOE until her capture by the Gestapo.

Taken to Ravensbruck concentration camp, Odette must survive interrogation and torture as the Nazi Commandant attempts to extract her secrets and the names of her fellow Resistance fighters.

Cast
Anna Neagle, Trevor Howard, Peter Ustinov and Marius Goring
Release Date
10 June 2019
extras
  • New interview with novelist Sebastian Faulks (Charlotte Gray)
  • Those British Faces: Anna Neagle
  • Interview with Odette Sansom (1980)
  • Captain Peter Churchill And Odette Sanson Get Married In London (1947) – British Pathe short film
  • English SDH
Restoration Details

The new digital restoration has been completed from a new 4k 16bit scan of the original 35mm negative.

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