The Scarlet and the Black (1983)

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  • The Vatican Story Alternative
  • Im Wendekreis Des Kreuzes Alternative
  • Scarlatto E Nero Alternative


Based on the book "The Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican" by J.P. Gallagher. An Irish Vatican Monsignor, Hugh O'Flaherty, tries to save Allied prisoners in World War II by setting up an escape and safe-house network. The German S.S. officer in charge of Rome suspects his involvement and does all he can to break the network. At the end of the War the Monsignor uses the network to smuggle out the wife and children of the hated S.S. chief to safety.

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