The true story of Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty (Gregory Peck), a courageous Irish priest working in the Vatican during the German occupation. O'Flaherty devotes all his time and energy to hiding refugees and Allied POWs from the Nazis, building a network of hundreds of people to help him with his efforts. Colonel Kappler (Christopher Plummer), the local Gestapo chief, learns of O'Flaherty's activities. The priest has diplomatic immunity because of his Vatican post, but Kappler orders that he be captured or killed if seen outside the Vatican walls. Pope Pius XII remains aloof insisting on the church's neutrality. Working closely with a brave widow of an aristocrat, O'Flaherty uses disguises to slip in and out of the Vatican, continuing his dangerous mission until Rome is liberated, and saving thousands of innocent people from death.

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The Scarlet and the Black (1983)

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The true story of Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty (Gregory Peck), a courageous Irish priest working in the Vatican during the German occupation. O'Flaherty devotes all his time and energy to hiding refugees and Allied POWs from the Nazis, building a network of hundreds of people to help him with his efforts. Colonel Kappler (Christopher Plummer), the local Gestapo chief, learns of O'Flaherty's activities. The priest has diplomatic immunity because of his Vatican post, but Kappler orders that he be captured or killed if seen outside the Vatican walls. Pope Pius XII remains aloof insisting on the church's neutrality. Working closely with a brave widow of an aristocrat, O'Flaherty uses disguises to slip in and out of the Vatican, continuing his dangerous mission until Rome is liberated, and saving thousands of innocent people from death.

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Gregory Peck

Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty
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Christopher Plummer

Col. Herbert Kappler
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John Gielgud

Pope Pius XII (as Sir John Gielgud)
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Raf Vallone

Father Vittorio
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Kenneth Colley

Capt. Hirsch (as Ken Colley)
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Walter Gotell

Gen. Max Helm
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Barbara Bouchet

Minna Kappler
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Julian Holloway

Alfred West
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Angelo Infanti

Father Morosini
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Olga Karlatos

Francesca Lombardo
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Michael Byrne

Reinhard Beck
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T.P. McKenna

Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler
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Vernon Dobtcheff

Count Langenthal
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John Terry

Lt. Jack Manning
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Peter Burton

Sir D'Arcy Osborne
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Phillip Hatton

Lt. Harry Barnett
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Mark Lewis

Cpl. Les Tate
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Fabiana Udenio

Guila Lombardo
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Marne Maitland

Papal Secretary
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Remo Remotti

Rabbi Leoni
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Giovanni Crippa

Simon Weiss
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Billy Boyle

Paddy Doyle
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Itaco Nardulli

Franz Kappler
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Cariddi Nardulli

Liesel Kappler (as Carridi Nardulli)
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Alessandra Cozzo

Emilia Lombardo
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William Berger

U.S. Intelligence Officer (as Bill Berger)
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Edmund Purdom

British Intelligence Officer / Epilogue Narrator (as Edmond Purdom)
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Gabriella D'Olive

Mother Superior
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Cesarina Tacconi

Pregnant Woman
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David Brandon

SS Officer
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Sergio Nicolai

Firing Squad Officer
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Bruno Corazzari

Coalman
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Stelio Candelli

O'Flaherty's Secretary
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Francesco Carnelutti

Cameriere Segreto
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Gabriele Ferzetti

Prince Mataeo (uncredited)
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Jerry London

Director
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J.P. Gallagher

Writer
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David Butler

Writer
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The Scarlet and the Black

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

4/22/2003

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