The Black Parachute  [DVD]John Carradine (actor)
Larry Parks (actor)
Format: all-region dvd (worldwide)
Runtime: 65 min
Quality: Very Good, b/w, 4:3
This one is a low budget flag-waver put out by "Columbia Pictures". The film is set in an unnamed country somewhere In the Balkans. The Germans have occupied the country and are holding the King, Jonathan Hale, captive. They want Hale to publicly support the Germans. The Germans believe this will cut down on partisan activity. The German General in charge is John Carradine. At the same time as this is going on, American news reporter, Larry Parks, is in Switzerland. He is approached by several men from the country in question. It seems that Hale has been making radio broadcasts asking his people to obey the Nazi occupiers. The men would like Parks to take part in a mission to rescue Hale. They figure that Hale is only doing the radio bit under pressure.