Two Fathers (film)

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Two Fathers
Directed byAnthony Asquith
Produced byArthur Elton
Written byAnthony Asquith
V.S. Pritchett
StarringBernard Miles
Paul Bonifas
Music byClifton Parker
CinematographyJonah Jones
Distributed byCrown Film Unit
Release date
Running time
13 min.
CountryUnited Kingdom

Two Fathers is a 1944 British wartime propaganda short film made by the Crown Film Unit, a division of the Ministry of Information, and directed by Anthony Asquith.[1]


An Englishman (Bernard Miles) and a Frenchman (Paul Bonifas) find themselves sharing a room in a hotel in an unidentified English location, and fall into conversation. The Englishman's son is in the Royal Air Force, and when the Frenchman shows him a photograph of his daughter, the Englishman remarks that it is less worrisome to have a daughter than a son at this time of war. The Frenchman replies that his daughter, a nurse by profession, is currently an active member of the Maquis. The Englishman says that he has received news that his son was forced to bail out of his plane over France the previous day, and the Frenchman observes that there are many thousands of French men and women who will risk their own safety to help a downed British airman.[2]


  1. ^ Ryall, Tom (2011). Anthony Asquith. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9781847794345. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  2. ^ Two Fathers at BritMovie (archived)

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