The Scarlet and the Black

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Released 2003

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The Scarlet and the Black

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Director:
Jerry London
Released:
2003
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The Scarlet and the Black show viewers how one good priest can save an army of people. Gregory Peck stars in this 1983 war drama as father Hugh O'Flaherty, an Irish clergyman in the Vatican. The film opens with General Helm (Walter Gotell) and Colonel Kappler (Christopher Plummer) of the Nazi army visiting the Pope (John Gielgud) to request a clear marker be drawn to designate at which point the Vatican's neutrality begins. It seems that father O'Flaherty has successfully sheltered escaped POWs and Jewish prisoners from Nazi hold, which concerns the general. Helm ridicules Kappler, who is in command of the Nazi police in Rome, and calls him incompetent. Humiliated, Kappler makes plans to arrest and kill Father O'Flaherty and all the people he protects. The Colonel is successful in capturing some of O'Flaherty's friends, but he fails in all attempts to arrest the monsignor. O'Flaherty knows that the allies have entered Rome, and that it's just a matter of time before they kick the Nazis out of Italy. As the troops arrive, it's now Kappler that needs help to get his family to a safe place. The question is will Father O'Flaherty oblige?moreless

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