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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We are always looking for more help with identifying these filming locations and would be grateful for any positive identifications, snippets or references you can offer about these movie making locations.
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Password is Courage, The - The Germans suddenly realise that there was something wrong with Charlie's papers.
Password is Courage, The

tpic031. The Germans suddenly realise that there was something wrong with Charlie's papers.

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Password is Courage, The - Having escaped again, Charlie and Corporal Bill Pope (Alfred Lynch), pose as workers at a bombed site.  The Literary Norfolk website (http://www.literarynorfolk.co.uk), under TV and film Locations, states,
Password is Courage, The

tpic032. Having escaped again, Charlie and Corporal Bill Pope (Alfred Lynch), pose as workers at a bombed site. The Literary Norfolk website (http://www.literarynorfolk.co.uk), under TV and film Locations, states, "Password is Courage, The (1962). Starred Dirk Bogarde and made use of the STANTA Battle area near Thetford." This could possibly be the STANTA battle field at Thetford, Norfolk.

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Password is Courage, The - Some American soldiers pull up and chat with Charlie and Bill. STANTA Battle Area is the Stanford Training Area. During the Second World War a battle training area was required and a
Password is Courage, The

tpic033. Some American soldiers pull up and chat with Charlie and Bill. STANTA Battle Area is the Stanford Training Area. During the Second World War a battle training area was required and a "German style" village. So the Defence Ministry took control of and evacuated six villages, namely Buckenham Tofts, Langford, Standford, Sturston, Tottington and West Tofts. The whole area was used for D-Day training.

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Password is Courage, The - In the ruins, Charlie and Bill find a Fire Engine and uniforms and decide to use this to make they escape easier.  This view shows abandoned ruins, again, possibly at STANTA, Thetford, Norfolk.
Password is Courage, The

tpic034. In the ruins, Charlie and Bill find a Fire Engine and uniforms and decide to use this to make they escape easier. This view shows abandoned ruins, again, possibly at STANTA, Thetford, Norfolk.

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Password is Courage, The - Charlie and Bill come across a German convoy, but are flagged through as they are in a Fire Engine.
Password is Courage, The

tpic035. Charlie and Bill come across a German convoy, but are flagged through as they are in a Fire Engine.

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Password is Courage, The - Having cleared the convoy, Charlie and Bill are off to freedom and the horizon. This looks very much like STANTA, Thetford, Norfolk.
Password is Courage, The

tpic036. Having cleared the convoy, Charlie and Bill are off to freedom and the horizon. This looks very much like STANTA, Thetford, Norfolk.

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