Based on a true story, a group of allied "escape artist" type prisoners of war are put in an 'escape proof' camp. Their leader decides to try to take out several hundred prisoners all at once. The first half of the film is played for comedy as the prisoners mostly outwit their jailers to dig the escape tunnel. The second half is high adventure as they use boats and trains and planes to get out of occupied Europe.
Henry VIII wants to divorce his wife, and seeks the approval of the aristocracy. Sir Thomas More is a man of principle and reason, and is thus placed in a difficult position: should he stand up for his principles, risking the wrath of a corrupt King fond of executing people for treason? Or should he bow to the seemingly unstoppable corruption of Henry VIII, who has no qualms about bending the law to suit his own needs?
Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, it tells the story of a family threatened by the terrible events of the past. Doctor Manette was wrongly imprisoned in the Bastille for eighteen years without trial by the aristocratic authorities. Finally released, he is reunited with his daughter, Lucie, who despite her French ancestry has been brought up in London. Lucie falls in love with Charles Darnay, another expatriate, who has abandoned wealth and a title in France because of his political convictions. When revolution breaks out in Paris, Darnay returns to the city to help an old family servant, ...
The Doones are a notorious gang of outlaws, who have long been terrorizing the area with no fear of the law. Lorna is a young girl who has been brought up by these villains, and who falls in love with honest, brave John Ridd, whose own father had been killed by the Doones. Many complications ensue as John tries to win Lorna over the opposition of Carver Doone, the most dangerous of the wicked clan, and as Lorna's own past threatens her relationship with John. There is both romance and action as everything unfolds.
Officers on board a U.S. Navy ship in World War II chaff under the authority of a neurotic commander, eventually relieving him of command during a fierce typhoon, only to face court martial afterwards.
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