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Cross Of Lorraine(1943)


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1940.After the fall of France.A group of French soildiers,Paul(Jean Pierre Aumont)a lawyer,Victor(Gene Kelly)a cab driver,Father Sebastian(Cedric Haedwicke),Francois(Richard Whorf)a doctor,Rodriquez(Joseph Calleia)a Spanish Civil War vet,Pierre(Wallace Ford)a WW1 vet,Jacques(Jack Lambert)a gambler,and Duval(Hume Cronyn)a wine seller are rounded up and put on a train where the nazis tell them they are being sent home.The nazis have no intention of keeping their promise and instead are sent to a brutal German POW camp.

 

 

 

In charge of the POWS is SGT Burger(Peter Lorre)a sadist who takes delight in causing the POWs misery.Duval soon goes over to the Germans much to the anger of the others.

 

 

 

Duval causes the murder of Father Sebastian and is killed by the others.

 

 

 

After months of beatings,starvation,and abuse,Paul has a plan for a mass escape,but he has to pretend to become an informer in order to do it.

 

 

 

Great War Film with a First Rate Clast.

 

 

 

Gene takes off his dancing shoes again to play Victor,a nazi hating French patriot.

 

Edited by: ERROL23 on May 4, 2012 8:45 PM

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