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Tomorrow We Live

French resistance tale based on the true-life story of agent Pearl Witherington.

Image from Tomorrow We Live

UK 1943
Dir George King
With Greta Gynt, John Clements
87min
35mm
Certificate U

The US title, At Dawn We Die, is a more apt description of this tale of espionage and French resistance, based on a story by Dorothy Hope and scripted by Katherine Strueby. Gynt plays Marie Duchesne, a role loosely based on real-life Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent Pearl Witherington. Marie leads partisans while wooing the ruthless Nazi occupying commander.

+ Now It Can Be Told (extract)
UK 1946. Dir Teddy Baird. With Jacqueline Nearne. 9min

Real-life SOE agent Nearne re-enacts dropping into enemy-held France.

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