Synopsis: Not Yet Rated 1 hr 28 min Aug 1st, 1953 Thriller. Simon was captured and he initially refused to incriminate himself. Unavailable per item After being made to confess to a murder he didn't commit, Simon van Halder escapes prison and sets out to prove his innocence. It becomes clear that there is a conspiracy of some kind, and that he has been 'set up' by the man who lied to him and by telling him Anna was dead. The story is based upon the novel of the same title by Martha Albrand (1910-1981), which was published in 1951. It was made at Pinewood Studios and on location in Germany including scenes shot at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate. Reviews Reviewer: Anonymous - favorite - June 24, 2018 Subject: One star. They told me you'd been caught and shot. After discovering that the girl he has loved since childhood is not dead, as he had been told, he escapes from prison and goes on the run through a devastated Germany in search of the witnesses who can clear him, with her help. In some aspects, the film is a bit corny, but it is entertaining and well made, and the story with its twists and turns holds one's attention. His girlfriend works on his behalf to expose the true villain. Use the HTML below. (BFI Website) Θρίλερ. In The Gentle Gunman (1952, Basil Dearden) he was a member of the IRA and in The Sleeping Tiger (1954, Joseph Losey) a man who hold a psychiatrist at gunpoint. ", "Miss World 1970: The launch of a revolution", "If it chooses you, nothing can save you. Dirk Bogarde Simon Van Halder Mai Zetterling Anna DeBurg Philip Friend Capt. His escape fails and he ends up in the prison hospital where he recovers from his illness. Soon after Hunted, Bogarde played another man-on-the-run, though this time an innocent one, in Desperate Moment (1953, Compton Bennett). Other roles saw Bogarde breaking the law. Jenny Bowman is a successful singer who visits David Donne to see her son Matt again, spending a few glorious days with him while his father is away in Rome in an attempt to attain the family that she never had. When Miss Zetterling shows up, he realizes he's been fooled, but he needs a confession from one of them, so he escapes and, with the lady's help, winds up in the ruins of Berlin, trying to prove his evidence. Bogarde plays Simon van Halder, a man serving a life sentence in postwar Europe for the murder of a British soldier. Story of a Dutchman's flight across post-war Germany trying to locate the man who alone can clear him of a false murder charge. I thought you were dead. In 1941, in wartime U.K., two Irish brothers working for the I.R.A. The film begins just after he has been condemned to life in prison. Awards Simon Van Halder (Sir Dirk Bogarde) is accused of murdering a British soldier during post-World War II mayhem. Desperate Moment is a 1953 British thriller film directed by Compton Bennett and starring Dirk Bogarde, Mai Zetterling and Philip Friend.[1]. However, Simon's accomplices told him that his girlfriend, Anna DeBurg (Mai Zetterling), died. In the years immediately after World War II, a Dutchman, ex resistance, is sentenced to life imprisonment for a murder, committed during a robbery, that he confessed to but did not commit. nufs68. In the years immediately after World War II, a Dutchman, ex resistance, is sentenced to life imprisonment for a murder, committed during a robbery, that he confessed to but did not commit. This product uses the TMDb API but is not endorsed or certified by TMDb. During the war, in a group with three other men, one of them, Paul (Albert Lieven) tells Simon that his girlfriend Anna (Mai Zetterling) has been murdered. His escape fails and he ends up in the prison hospital where he recovers from his illness. camp, and is mistakenly awarded with the Iron Cross by the Germans.

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