Carve Her Name with Pride (1958)

UK
Feature Film

Director: Lewis Gilbert
Writers: Vernon Harris, Lewis Gilbert, R.J. Minney
Cinematographer: John Wilcox
Composer: William Alwyn
Cast: Virginia McKenna, Paul Scofield, Jack Warner, Denise Grey, Alain Saury, Maurice Ronet, Anne Leon, Sydney Tafler, Avice Landone, Nicole Stéphane, Noel Willman

Based on the real story of Violette Szabo, a French speaking Londoner approached by the British secret services to become an undercover agent in Nazi-occupied France, this well-made picture, with Wilcox’s gorgeous photography and McKenna’s stunning performance, is a restrained and devastatingly moving film. Iain.Stott