Les Evades (1955)

Genres - War  |   Run Time - 115 min.  |   Countries - France  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

The title of this French wartime melodrama translates to The Fugitives. The title characters are three in number, played by Pierre Fresnay, Francois Pirier and Michael Andre. Escaping from a German POW camp, the trio search high and low for safe refuge. They briefly find it in the home of Polish refugee Silvia Monfort, but the reach of the Gestapo is far longer than anyone can imagine. Though the title suggests nonstop action, Les Evades leans towards verbosity in most of its scenes, with emphasis on preaching. Its release in the U.S. was somewhat hampered by a glut of similar films.