Two Thousand Women (aka 2000 Women) (1944): British Film about Camp of Interned Women

Two Thousand Women is a British war film about camp of interned women in Occupied France.

Three RAF aircrew men, whose bomber had been shot down, enter the camp and are hidden by the women from the Germans.

The film was released in the US years later in a butchered cut under the title of House of 1,000 Women.

The tale begins when Rosemary Brown (Patricia Roc), a British nun, is mistakenly apprehended by French soldiers during the 1940 Battle of France.   She is sentenced to face a firing squad, but she is later sent to an internment camp in a grand hotel at the spa town of Marneville.
Rosemary is joined by the journalist Freda (Phyllis Calvert), the striper Bridie (Jean Kent), Muriel (Flora Robson) and her companion Meredith (Muriel Aked).
At the camp, they meet Maud (Renee Houston), Mrs Burtshaw (Thora Hird), and Teresa King. While two women are assigned to each room, Bridie uses her charms to get a private one.

When they get a radio from an unknown source, and it’s confiscated by the Germans, they realize that there must be a stool pigeon, nicknamed “Poison Ivy,” amongst them.

Nellie claims that she saw the German file on Rosemary, and the charge of being a fifth columnist makes her suspect. However, Freda and Maud do not believe it, motivating Rosemary to reveal her identity as a nun.

An RAF bomber is hit during an air raid, and Manningford violates the blackout in order to help it crash land. Pilot Officer Jimmy Moore (James McKechnie), Sergeant Alec Harvey (Reginald Purdell), and Dave Kennedy (Robert Arden) seek refuge in the hotel.

The women hide them secretly due to the fact that Teresa King is revealed to be a Nazi spy. Later, Alec recognizes Rosemary as Mary Maugham, a singer whose boyfriend had murdered his wife, causing her to become a nun.

However, they start falling for each other, as do Dave and Bridie. When Sergeant Hentzner spots Dave, Dave manages to strangle him quietly, and his body is hidden.

The women devise a plan to enable the men to escape during a concert. To ensure the Germans stay until the end, Freda persuades Bridie to perform her act last. However, when Birdie overhears what Dave thinks of her, she slips Teresa a note betraying all. Freda makes Dave write an apology professing his love, which she delivers to Birdie. Birdie then goes to Teresa’s room and sees that she has already read the note.

The two women fight. Teresa wins and alerts Frau Holweg.  By the time she warns the commandant, it is too late. The trio escape, with the aid of Monsieur Boper, the hotel proprietor, who proves that he is not a collaborator.