The Scarlet & the Black (1983)

The true story of Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty (Gregory Peck), a courageous Irish priest working in the Vatican during the German occupation. O’Flaherty devotes all his time and energy to hiding refugees and Allied POW’s from the Nazis, building a network of hundreds of people to help him with his efforts. Colonel Kappler (Christoper Plummer), the local gestapo chief, learns of O’Flaherty’s activities. The priest has diplomatic immunity because of his Vatican post, but Kappler orders that he be captured of killed if seen outside the Vatican walls.

Trailer

Runtime: 143 min

Release: 1983

Cast: Gregory Peck, Christopher Plummer, John Gielgud

Director: Jerry London

Writer: J.P. Gallagher (book), David Butler

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