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      Nurse Edith Cavell

      Released Sep 22, 1939 1h 37m History Drama List
      Reviews 60% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings British nurse Edith Cavell (Anna Neagle) is stationed at a hospital in Brussels during World War I. When the son of a former patient escapes from a German prisoner-of-war camp, she helps him flee to Holland. Outraged at the number of soldiers detained in the camps, Edith, along with a group of sympathizers, devises a plan to help the prisoners escape. As the group works to free the soldiers, Edith must keep her activities secret from the Germans. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Graham Greene The Spectator As slow and ponderous and well protected as a steam-roller, [Director Herbert Wilcox] irons out opposition. We get from his films almost everything except life, character, truth. May 15, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D Slow, and for the most part poorly acted. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 05/20/23 Full Review Audience Member EXCELLENT WAR FILM ABOUT THE DEDICATION OF NURSES TO THE WAR EFFORT. GOOD CAST, WELL ACTED AND EDNA MAY OLIVER IS ESPECIALLY GOOD. NICE SCORE, WELL EDITED. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis British nurse Edith Cavell (Anna Neagle) is stationed at a hospital in Brussels during World War I. When the son of a former patient escapes from a German prisoner-of-war camp, she helps him flee to Holland. Outraged at the number of soldiers detained in the camps, Edith, along with a group of sympathizers, devises a plan to help the prisoners escape. As the group works to free the soldiers, Edith must keep her activities secret from the Germans.
      Director
      Herbert Wilcox
      Production Co
      Imperadio Pictures Ltd.
      Genre
      History, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 22, 1939, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 22, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 37m
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