There are interesting components in this World War II drama. The setting is St. Hilaire, France, during the German...

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GOD SPEED THE NIGHT

There are interesting components in this World War II drama. The setting is St. Hilaire, France, during the German occupation, a peaceful community circumscribed by Nazi terrorists and the counter-attacking Resistance. Marc, a blue-eyed, Aryan-looking Jew fleeing the Gestape, arrives with his new wife, Rachel. They are accidentally rescued from Check-point officials and hidden by Sister Gabrielle, a young ""sturdy vessel of the Lord's."" When Rachel becomes ill. Gabriello and she exchange identities so that Rachel can receive medical aid. But when Rachel dies, Gabriello is forced to continue the charade as she and Marc pose as a husband and wife team following the harvest. In the meantime, they have aroused the suspicions of Theophile Moissac. Prefect of Police, a man with a talent for ""justifying anything."" including his supreme cooperation with the Germans. Moissac also develops an uncontrollable passion for Gabrielle and when a betrayal finally places her at his mercy. . . . Enlightened melodrama that could easily pass the visual test. . . an N.E.T. special perhaps.

Pub Date: Sept. 1, 1968

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Page Count: -

Publisher: Scribners

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1968