FILM : Password is Courage, The
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Password is Courage, The 1962 Dirk Bogarde, Maria Perschy, Alfred Lynch Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, London, Norfolk
Director : Andrew L. Stone   Production Company : Andrew L. Stone Productions  Region : LONDON O-Q,SOUTH EAST M-Q

Sergant-Major Charles Coward (Dirk Bogarde), captured by the Germans, tries everything he can to escape. Based on a true story.

Michael Jaffé grandson of Carl Jaffé (1902-74) who appeared as a Nazi officer in this film has kindly provided us with a copy of a lobby card and an off-set print relative to this film. They can be viewed by clicking here. Carl had a long and wide TV and Film career as evidenced in the imdb.

Screen captures by Ray Edwards and published by Richard Lovejoy

Ron Johnson had just finished reading “Voices From the Railways” that included a piece by a Charles Cook, dated 1962 (Charles was Public Affairs Manager for the Eastern Region of British Rail) as we were publishing this film on Site. Ron advises us that Charles described how and where the train derailment scene from “The Password is Courage” was filmed:

The action takes places at Scratchwood Sidings, which is now London Gateway Services on the M1, and adds that an ancient 0-6-0 locomotive was ‘sold’ to MGM for £3,500 and then after the smash it was sold for scrap at £5,000

In addition, Dirk Bogarde celebrated his 40th birthday during the filming and stood the staff a champagne meal.

THIS FILM IS AVAILABLE AS A REGION 1 IMPORT ON AMAZON - JUST CLICK THE LINK BELOW

Password Is Courage [DVD] [1964] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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Password is Courage, The - The main square of the prison camp.
Password is Courage, The

tpic011. The main square of the prison camp.

Password is Courage, The - Charlie manages to get some kind of permission set up with the prison camp Kommandant, that allows him to travel outside of the camp into town. Here we see him approaching an Opticians. 19 Whielden Street, Amersham, Bucks. An interesting history of the property (excluding its use in the film!) can be read at http://amershamhistory.info/old-town/whielden-st-west/15-23-whielden-st/ (RL)
Password is Courage, The

tpic012. Charlie manages to get some kind of permission set up with the prison camp Kommandant, that allows him to travel outside of the camp into town. Here we see him approaching an Opticians. 19 Whielden Street, Amersham, Bucks. An interesting history of the property (excluding its use in the film!) can be read at http://amershamhistory.info/old-town/whielden-st-west/15-23-whielden-st/ (RL)

Password is Courage, The - Charlie enters the opticians and waits inside. The properties diagonally opposite 19 Whielden Street, Amersham, Bucks. can be seen through the shop window. (RL)
Password is Courage, The

tpic013. Charlie enters the opticians and waits inside. The properties diagonally opposite 19 Whielden Street, Amersham, Bucks. can be seen through the shop window. (RL)

Password is Courage, The - Having met with Irena (Maria Perschy), a member of the local Resistance, they leave the Opticians. Whielden Street, Amersham, Bucks. (RL)
Password is Courage, The

tpic014. Having met with Irena (Maria Perschy), a member of the local Resistance, they leave the Opticians. Whielden Street, Amersham, Bucks. (RL)

Password is Courage, The - Both Charlie and Irena walk along the street chatting. Church Street, Chesham, Bucks. looking East, having exited the path from St Mary's Church. (RL)
Password is Courage, The

tpic015. Both Charlie and Irena walk along the street chatting. Church Street, Chesham, Bucks. looking East, having exited the path from St Mary's Church. (RL)

Password is Courage, The - Continuing to walk and chat, we get a clear view of the street. Church Street, Chesham, Bucks. (RL)
Password is Courage, The

tpic016. Continuing to walk and chat, we get a clear view of the street. Church Street, Chesham, Bucks. (RL)

Password is Courage, The - Having rounded the corner, they decide to part company. Church Street, Chesham, Bucks. Outside No:73 looking East. (RL)
Password is Courage, The

tpic017. Having rounded the corner, they decide to part company. Church Street, Chesham, Bucks. Outside No:73 looking East. (RL)

Password is Courage, The - Next we see the POWs working inside a train shed, supposedly repairing trains, but are actually sabotaging them.  The train shed was on BR London Midland Region at Cricklewood MPD.
Password is Courage, The

tpic018. Next we see the POWs working inside a train shed, supposedly repairing trains, but are actually sabotaging them. The train shed was on BR London Midland Region at Cricklewood MPD.

Password is Courage, The - Outside we see German Soldiers and POWs with a very British looking Steam Locomotive in the background!
Password is Courage, The

tpic019. Outside we see German Soldiers and POWs with a very British looking Steam Locomotive in the background!

Password is Courage, The - Back in the village we see a German Officer reporting to two Gestapo men after seeing Charlie. Church Street, Chesham, Bucks looking North back towards the side of No: 73 (RL)
Password is Courage, The

tpic020. Back in the village we see a German Officer reporting to two Gestapo men after seeing Charlie. Church Street, Chesham, Bucks looking North back towards the side of No: 73 (RL)

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