Before the Civil War a Black man who voluntarily returns to slavery to teach slaves how to read finds an eager pupil in a young girl.
When during WW 2 the other 11 members of Norwegian Jan Baalsrud’s commando squad are killed & captured, he is aided by a large numer of his countrymen in eluding the relentless hunt for him by the Nazis.
When a wife escapes from her abusive husband & then learns he is dead, she still lives in suspense, believing she is being watched–and she is right.
A band of teenage guerrillas hold a hostage in the Columbian mountains where their discipline gives way to savagery.
When banker Andy Dufresne is wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of his cheating wife, he forms a friendship with Red that benefits both & finally enables him to outwit the warden.
own Syndrome Zak runs away to enroll in a wrestling school & is aided by a man fleeing 2 angry men & is even joined by his carefiver dispatched to return him.
Luke, imprisoned on a Southern chain gang, is dubbed Cool Hand Luke when he bluffs his way to victory in a card game. A rebel, he becomes a Christ figure.