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The Assisi Underground

Based on a true story, this film depicts the clandestine work done by the Catholic Church during World War II to help several hundred Italian Jews escape Nazi persecution. A Franciscan friar conducts an underground railroad saving Jews. Starring Ben Cross, James Mason, Irene Pappas, and Maximilian Schell. (JHS/MS+). (115 min)


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