A Coming-Out Party


1h 38m 1962

Brief Synopsis

A somewhat happy-go-lucky bunch of Brits in a German POW camp find their new acerbic fellow prisoner is a key officer who must be got out at all cost.

Film Details

Also Known As
Very Important Person
Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
New York opening: 30 Jul 1962
Production Company
Independent Artists
Distribution Company
Union Film Distributors
Country
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

Sir Ernest Pease, a famous aeronautical scientist, is a guest on the British version of the television program This Is Your Life and recalls an incident in 1942: Flying over Germany to observe first hand the results of one of his radar experiments, his plane is hit by antiaircraft fire, forcing Pease to parachute to earth. Captured, he is sent to a POW camp, where his fellow prisoners suspect him of being a German spy because of his aloof, taciturn nature and his ability to speak German. After word arrives from the War Office that he is a VIP, all hands join in effecting his escape. Following several unsuccessful attempts, Pease decides to take command of the situation. He hides while his mates pretend there has been an escape. Once certain that German commandant Major Stampfel believes him to be among the missing, Pease and two other prisoners pose as members of the Swiss Red Cross Commission and quietly walk out of the camp . Pease and his friends are reunited on the television program.

Film Details

Also Known As
Very Important Person
Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
New York opening: 30 Jul 1962
Production Company
Independent Artists
Distribution Company
Union Film Distributors
Country
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

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Trivia

Notes

Opened in London in April 1961 as Very Important Person.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer July 30, 1962

Released in United States Summer July 30, 1962