The scarlet and the black
- DVD DRAMA (CEN)
Gregory Peck, Christopher Plummer, Sir John Gielgud.
Santa Monica, CA : Artisan Home Entertainment, c2003.
DVD format ; Dolby 2.0 stereo surround.
Videodisc release of the 1983 made-for-television motion picture.
Based on the book "The Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican" by J.P. Gallagher.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
This film is based on the true story of Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, a Vatican official, who, under threat of death from the Gestapo, saved refugees and Allied POWs from the Nazis, building a network of hundreds of people to help him with his efforts. The local Gestapo chief learns of O'Flaherty's activities and orders that he be captured or killed if seen outside the Vatican walls. Working closely with a brave aristocratic widow, O'Flaherty uses disguises to slip in and out of the Vatican, continuing his dangerous mission until Rome is liberated, and saving thousands of innocent people from death.