Fr. Hugh O'Flaherty is a Vatican official in 1943-45 who has been hiding downed pilots, escaped prisoners of war...
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The Scarlet and the Black
Fr. Hugh O'Flaherty is a Vatican official in 1943-45 who has been hiding downed pilots, escaped prisoners of war, and Italian resistance families. His diplomatic status in a Catholic country prevents Colonel Kappler from openly arresting him, but O'Flaherty's activities become so large that the Nazi's decide to assassinate him the next time he leaves the Vatican. O'Flaherty continues his work in a variety of disgui! ses. Based on a true story. Written by John Vogel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The true story of Vatican efforts, lead by Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, to save Allied POWs and downed Allied airman from Nazi imprisonment. Set in 1940's Rome, the film also explores the SS effort, lead by SS-Lieutenant Colonel Kapplar, to stop the Vatican's attempts. Written by Anthony Hughes <email@example.com>
Genres: Drama History War
Release year: 1983