Carve her name with pride

United Kingdom, 1958

Image via TMDb

Based on R.J. Minney’s novel this inspiring true story of war heroine, Violette Szabo, who volunteered to be parachuted into France as a secret agent to re-organise a shattered resistance group. Virginia McKenna gives the performance of her career as the courageous secret agent, and this magnificent film ensures that no-one will forget Violette’s bravery and conviction in what she believed in most - freedom from tyranny. Also stars Paul Scofield, Jack Warner, Denise Grey and Maurice Ronet.



Muir Mathieson


Daniel M. Angel

production company

Rank Organisation Film Productions






Black and White

Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. Sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are progressively filling these in with further research.

Cite this work on Wikipedia

If you would like to cite this item, please use the following template: {{cite web |url= |title=Carve her name with pride |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=22 April 2021 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}