The Silent Invasion

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The Silent Invasion
"The Silent Invasion" (1962).jpg
Belgian poster
Directed by Max Varnel
Written by Brian Clemens
Produced by
Cinematography James Wilson (as Jimmy Wilson)
Edited byDerek Parsons
Music by Bill LeSage
Danziger Productions
Distributed byPlanet Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
31 January 1962 (UK)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Silent Invasion is a low budget 1962 British film. [1]



During WW II, a German garrison is stationed in the small French town of Mereux. French local Maria falls in love with German captain Eric Von Strafen. However, the romance comes to an abrupt end when her brother, a saboteur working for the Resistance, is killed. Maria now vows to exact revenge and to help the French Resistance any way she can.


Critical reception

TV Guide thought the film "overwrought and too unrealistic to be taken seriously." [2]

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  1. "The Silent Invasion (1961)". BFI. Archived from the original on 2012-07-12.
  2. "The Silent Invasion".