The Day and the Hour (1963)

Genres - War  |   Sub-Genres - War Romance, Resistance Film, War Drama  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy, Japan  |  
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This French/Italian effort travelled under the titles Le Jour Et L'Heure, Il Giorno e L'Ora and Viviamo Oggi in Europe. In Great Britain, it was known as Today We Live. No matter the title, the film stars Simone Signoret as a world-weary French aristocrat who finds a purpose in life by joining the World War II Resistance. She is ordered by her fellow undergrounders to hide allied paratrooper Stuart Whitman in her own country estate. At first resenting this intrusion in her life, Signoret falls in love with Whitman, and together they try to escape into Spain. The Day and the Hour was based on a story by Andre Barret.

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manhunt, war, captive, captor, escape, espionage, Nazism, occupation [military], paratrooper, resistance, widow/widower