A play by Ben Van Eeslyn served as the basis for But Not in Vain. Raymond Lovell plays a Dutch farmer during World War II. A strong opponent of the occupying Nazi regime, Lovell does his patriotic duty by hiding resistance leaders in his barn. His activities are threatened by his own son, an avaricious type who threatens to notify the Nazi authorities if Lovell doesn't fork over the resistance members' valuables. While most of the cast is English, But Not in Vain is convincingly Dutch in atmosphere and point of view.
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