Two Thousand Women. Copyright: Gainsborough Pictures 1928 Limited.

Two Thousand Women

Two Thousand Women

Film set in 1944 in a Nazi-run French internment camp for British women caught up in the invasion of Europe

Phyllis Calvert, Flora Robson, Patricia Roc, Renee Houston, Reginald Purdell, Anne Crawford, Jean Kent, James McKechnie and others
Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat
Frank Launder
Edward Black

Set in Marville, a women's internment camp in Nazi-occupied France, Two Thousand Women is the exciting tale of a group of British women from varied backgrounds brought together under extraordinary circumstances.

Forced to live together, the women have to put aside their social differences and band together to protect not just themselves, but three survivors from a British bomber shot down over France who bail out and land right in the middle of the camp's grounds. The women POWs swiftly hide the British airmen, but discovery is only ever seconds away and the tension mounting between them is palpable - especially when they discover that a Nazi spy lurks amongst them. When a lustful guard is killed by one of the airmen, a breakout seems the only option...

Production Details

UK certificate
93 minutes
Release date
6th November 1944
Production company
Black and white
Laugh track

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Monday 16th November 2020 at 3:05pm on Film4

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