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Hanover Street (Columbia 1979, Harrison Ford, Lesley-Anne Down)



Hanover Street is a love triangle set in WW2. Ford plays David Halloran, an American pilot based in Britain who, during an air raid, finds himself in the arms of nurse Margaret Sellinger (Down). Although she’s married, the pair start an affair. Then Halloran is given a mission; to fly secret agent Paul Sellinger, Margaret’s husband, on a mission into the heart of Occupied France.

Neither knows of the other’s love for Margaret until, downed and on the run, Paul learns of the affair and must choose between his wife and his mission. Peter Hyams’ romantic adventure switches between emotion and action, enlivened by cameo roles from Alec McCowen, Patsy Kensit, Richard Masur and, in one of his last feature film roles, master comedian Max Wall.

production details
UK | Columbia | 109 minutes | 1979

Director: Peter Hyams
Script: Peter Hyams,

Christopher Plummer as Paul Sellinger
Shane Rimmer as Col. Ronald Bart
Harrison Ford as David Halloran
Gary Waldhorn as 2nd German Clerk
Hugh Fraser as Capt. Harold Lester
Lesley-Anne Down as Margaret Sellinger
Alec McCowen as Maj. Trumbo
Max Wall as Harry Pike
Patsy Kensit as Sarah Sellinger
Sherrie Hewson as Phyllis
Cindy O’Callaghan as Paula
Di Trevis as Elizabeth
William Hootkins as Beef
Richard Masur as 2nd Lieut. Jerry Cimino
John Ratzenberger as Sgt. John Lucas
Jay Benedict as Cpl. Daniel Giler
Keith Buckley as Lieutenant Wells
Eric Stine as Farrell
Suzanne Bertish as The French Girl
Eugene Lipinski as 1st German Clerk
George Pravda as French Farmer
Michael Crane as Lead Fireman