During the German occupation of Rome in 1943 an athletic Irish priest Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty (Gregory Peck) devotes all the time he can spare from his work at the Vatican to hiding Allied POWs from the Nazis. Col. Herbert Kappler (Christopher Plummer) Rome's chief Gestapo Officer suspects O'Flaherty of hiding escapees but can do little about it because of the priest's Vatican diplomatic immunity. But when he unearths proof of O'Flaherty's complicity he orders that the priest be
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In 1943, with Rome occupied by the Nazis, Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty (Gregory Peck) does all he can to help Allied POWs, providing them with hiding places and assisting them in their flight from the Germans. Gestapo Chief Colonel Herbert Kappler (Christopher Plummer) grows suspicious of O'Flaherty, but is frustrated by the priest's diplomatic immunity. Finally, he issues an order that O'Flaherty either be captured or shot if he is ever seen outside the walls of the Vatican.
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. The Scarlet And The Black is an entertaining and inspirational true story of courage and ingenuity. During the German occupation of Rome in 1943, an athletic Irish priest, Monsignor Hugh O (Gregory Peck), devotes all the time he can spare from his work at the Vatican to hide Allied POWs from the Nazis, risking his life in the process.