For all its underground intrigue, Nazi brutality and Machiavellian Gestapo methods, film is a different sort of war romance. For one thing, its heroine is a novitiate nun and Ray Milland is an almost too happily married albeit dashing American aviator, forced down in occupied France.
Sometimes Milland’s love-hunger for his wife and child is a bit sticky, but it gets over a wholesome message of the American standard of love and marriage to the young French convent girl. To her it’s a new-found litany of love that awakens a new perspective on the mundane world as she accompanies Milland – as his pseudo-wife – in order to aid his escape with valuable secret papers from the French Underground for London.
Barbara Britton, a newcomer, is compelling as the beauteous but unworldly church disciple.