The Scarlet and the Black

The Scarlet and the Black

Director: Jerry London Cast: Olga Karlatos, Edmund Purdom, Barbara Bouchet

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Gregory Peck had made scattered television appearances before, but the 3-hour Scarlet and the Black was his first starring assignment in a made-for-TV movie. Peck plays Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, a real-life cleric who, during World War II, rescued thousands of escaped POWs from the Gestapo. Christopher Plummer co-stars as the Rome-based SS official who tries to catch O'Flaherty in the act. The film won several industry and religious awards, and earned three Emmy nominations. Based on J. P. Gallagher's book The Scarlet Pimpernel in the Vatican, The Scarlet and the Black premiered on February 2, 1983.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/21/2014
UPC: 0011301693365
Original Release: 1983
Rating: NR
Source: Timeless Media
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 2:18:00
Sales rank: 990

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Olga Karlatos Actor
Edmund Purdom Actor
Barbara Bouchet Minna Kappler
Kenneth Colley Captain Hirsch
John Gielgud Pope Pius XII
Gregory Peck Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty
Walter Gotell Max Helm
Julian Holloway Alfred West
T.P. McKenna Actor
Christopher Plummer Colonel Herbert Kappler
Fabiana Udenio Actor
Raf Vallone Father Vittorio
Angelo Infanti Actor

Technical Credits
Jerry London Director
Pier Luigi Basile Production Designer
David Butler Screenwriter
Bill McCutchen Producer
Ennio Morricone Score Composer
Giuseppe Rotunno Cinematographer
John Stoll Production Designer
Benjamin A. Weissman Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Scarlet and the Black
1. Chapter 1 [1:52]
2. Chapter 2 [7:36]
3. Chapter 3 [11:44]
4. Chapter 4 [10:02]
5. Chapter 5 [10:11]
6. Chapter 6 [10:24]
7. Chapter 7 [8:38]
8. Chapter 8 [12:20]
9. Chapter 9 [10:49]
10. Chapter 10 [8:37]
11. Chapter 11 [9:52]
12. Chapter 12 [8:21]
13. Chapter 13 [9:44]
14. Chapter 14 [9:34]
15. Chapter 15 [6:29]
16. Chapter 16 [1:41]

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The Scarlet and the Black 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
SnapperNY More than 1 year ago
you must see it
thermo2 More than 1 year ago
The true story of a priest hiding Allied Prisoners and Jews in Nazi occupied Rome during World War II. It is intriguing, suspenseful, and at times comical. Gregory Peck and Christopher Plummer do a superb job of portraying the Monsignor (Scarlet - Good) and the Colonel (Black - Evil). The ending is remarkable.
yellowroses More than 1 year ago
This is terfic, if you are interested in history.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Whoever says 'one person can't make a difference' needs to view this film about a real WWII hero. Msgr.O'Flaherty and those he gathers around him attempt to save downed allied pilots, escaped prisoners of war, Jewish refugees...all under the eyes of the SS and the Gestapo. Once saved, these must be housed, fed, etc. But no task too daunting for these brave men & women who face death for their efforts...should they be caught! You must watch to the end to understand my title! Enjoy! :>
Anonymous More than 1 year ago