Rent Odette (1950)

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1h 53min
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Synopsis:
A classic tale of bravery and courage during WWII, 'Odette' tells the true story of female war hero Odette Hallowes (Anna Neagle). After volunteering her services to the Special Operations Executive, Odette is dispatched into Nazi occupied France and thrown into an intense world of espionage. Whilst on a deadly mission working for the French Resistance, her cover is blown and Odette is captured and interrogated by ruthless Gestapo officers. But, even after being brutally tortured and sentenced to death in a concentration camp, Odette still refuses to reveal any information concerning her original mission and her fellow spies.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Herbert Wilcox
Writers:
Jerrard Tickell, Warren Chetham Strode
Aka:
Odette - agent S23
Studio:
Optimum
Genres:
British Films, Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
08/06/2009
Run Time:
113 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BBFC:
Release Date:
10/06/2019
Run Time:
117 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 1.0
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • New Interview with Sebastian Faulks
  • Those British Faces: Anna Neagle
  • Afternoon Plus with Mavis Nicholson - Interview with Odette Hallowes (1980)
  • Captain Peter Churchill and Odette Sansom get married in London (1947)

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Reviews (1) of Odette

Classic Special Op Film. - Odette review by Steve Mason

Spoiler Alert
29/02/2020

The work of married team Anna Neagle and Herbert Wilcox hasn't aged all that well, but this is an unexpected exception, an admirably realistic biopic of Odette Sansom, British spy, recipient of the George Cross and survivor of Ravensbrück concentration camp. It follows the standard special operations layout, but surprisingly the true events are hardly embellished, partly due to the influence of Odette herself. This means that the plot may feel a little undeveloped, but the film leaves a surprising impression of vérité. This is the role of Neagle's life, and she gives it a great shot, given her limitations, and Trevor Howard is as ever calm and understated and stiff of lip as the British leader of liaison with the Maquis who Odette would marry (and divorce) after the war. Tremendously moving and humbling of course, given the subject matter.

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