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The Captive Heart

A series of stories about the lives and loves of nine men in a Prisoner of War Camp over five years. Location shooting in the British occupied part of Germany adds believability. The main story is of Hasek (Redgrave) a Czech soldier who needs to keep his identity a secret from the Nazis, to do this he poses as a dead English Officer and corresponds with the man's wife. Upon liberation they meet and decide to continue their lives together. The other inmates' stories are revealed episodically.

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The Captive Heart Cast

Name Character
Rachel Kempson She was 35, 92 years old when she died as Celia Mitchell
Friedrich Richter He was 51, 89 years old when he died as Camp Commandant
Jack Warner He was 53, 86 years old when he died as Cpl. Ted Horsfall
Michael Redgrave He was 38, 77 years old when he died as Capt. Karel Hasek
Frederick Leister He was 60, 84 years old when he died as Mr. Mowbray
James Harcourt He was 73, 77 years old when he died as Doctor
Gordon Jackson He was 22, 66 years old when he died as Lt. David Lennox
Jimmy Hanley He was 27, 51 years old when he died as Pte. Mathews
Derek Bond He was 26, 86 years old when he died as Lt. Stephen Harley
Karel Štěpánek He was 46, 81 years old when he died as Forster
Rachel Thomas She was 41, 90 years old when she died as Mrs. Evans
Jack Lambert He was 26, 81 years old when he died as Padre
Frederick Schiller He was 44, 93 years old when he died as German Medical Officer
David Keir He was 62, 87 years old when he died as Mr. McDougall
Mervyn Johns He was 47, 93 years old when he died as Pte. Evans
Jill Gibbs as Janet Mitchell
Meriel Forbes She was 32, 86 years old when she died as Beryl Curtiss
Jane Barrett as Caroline Harley
Robert Wyndham He was 132, 80 years old when he died as Lt. Cdr. Robert Marsden
Margot Fitzsimons as Elspeth McDougall
David Walbridge as Desmond Mitchell
Elliott Mason She was 58, 61 years old when she died as Mrs. Lennox
Gladys Henson She was 48, 85 years old when she died as Mrs. Horsfall

The Captive Heart Crew

Name Department
Michael Balcon as Producer. He was 49 (81) years old when He died Production
Cliff Richardson as Special Effects. He was 41 (80) years old when He died Crew
Basil Dearden as Director. He was 35 (60) years old when He died Directing
Angus MacPhail as Screenplay. He was 43 (59) years old when He died Writing
Douglas Slocombe as Director of Photography. He was 33 (102) years old when He died Camera
Guy Morgan as Screenplay. He was 38 (56) years old when He died Writing
Michael Relph as Art Direction. He was 31 (89) years old when He died Art
Alan Rawsthorne as Music. He was 40 (66) years old when He died Sound
Charles Hasse as Editor. He was 42 (98) years old when He died Editing
Patrick Kirwan as Story. He was 47 (85) years old when He died Writing
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The Captive Heart (76 years)

  • Release day: Monday, April 29, 1946
  • Runtime: 104 minutes