Carve her name with pride

United Kingdom, 1958

Film
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.

Credits

director

Muir Mathieson

producer

Daniel M. Angel

production company

Rank Organisation Film Productions

Language

English

Duration

01:54:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

39307

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Biographical films

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Women in war

Biographical

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

History → Women - History

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

People → Biographical films

People → Szabo, Violette, 1921-1945

War films

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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

If you would like to cite this item, please use the following template: {{cite web |url=https://acmi.net.au/works/83384--carve-her-name-with-pride/ |title=Carve her name with pride |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=22 January 2021 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}