Run Time: 94 minutes
Region: Region 2
Number of discs: 1
English nurse Edith Cavell is matron in a small private hospital in German-occupied Brussels during WWI. When the son of a recently deceased patient escapes from a German prisoner-of-war camp, Cavell aids him to reach Holland and safety. This leads to Cavell, a local noblewoman, the grandmother of the escaped prisoner-of-war, and others to form an organization to help Belgian, French, English and other soldiers escape as well. Eventually the Germans become aware of what's happening and take action.
British producer Herbert Wilcox's Hollywood production NURSE EDITH CAVELL, features Wilcox's future wife Anna Neagle portrayed the titular martyred Englishwoman. Ms. Cavell's selfless efforts to rescue refugee soldiers from World War I Belgium results in her being arrested on charges of espionage. Despite international pleas for clemency, she is sentenced to death.
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