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Arise, My Love (1940)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  8 November 1940 (USA)
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A dashing pilot and a vivacious reporter have romantic and dramatic adventures in Europe as World War II begins.

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Dennis O'Keefe ...
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Phillips
Dick Purcell ...
Pink
George Zucco ...
Prison Governor
Frank Puglia ...
Father Jacinto
Esther Dale ...
Susie
Paul Leyssac ...
Bresson
Ann Codee ...
Mme. Bresson
Stanley Logan ...
Col. Tubbs-Brown
Lionel Pape ...
Lord Kettlebrook
Aubrey Mather ...
Achille
Cliff Nazarro ...
Botzelberg
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In 1939, American Tom Martin, who fought in the Spanish Civil War, awaits execution at the hands of the Fascist victors when reporter Augusta 'Gusto' Nash, for a scoop, aids him in an audacious escape. Of course, Tom tries to romance Gusto; but though she likes him, her career comes first, and Tom himself prefers freedom-fighting to settling down. Comedy becomes drama as their mixed feelings lead them on a circuitous path through the deepening chaos and catastrophe of the early days of World War II. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Here's the gay, glorious story of a war correspondent and a war ace...a romance that could happen only in 1940!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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8 November 1940 (USA)  »

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Arrivederci in Francia  »

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Trivia

Director Mitch Leisen was able to create an exact replica of Maxim's on a Paramount sound stage. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Phillips: I'm not happy. I'm not happy at all!
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References Test Pilot (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Dream Lover
(1929) (uncredited)
Written by Victor Schertzinger
Lyrics by Clifford Grey
Sung and hummed by Claudette Colbert
Introduced in The Love Parade (1929)
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Smart, sassy and romantic
5 March 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Definitely in my all time top 10. The Milland/Colbert pairing is fantastic, there is wonderful chemistry between the two stars but it is Colbert who as the independent career woman Augusta Nash launched me on my love of 1930's/1940's films and I would recommend this as a fabulous example of what films of that era have to offer a modern audience.

The opening sequences set the adventurous and romantic tone of the movie. The scenes in Maxim's and the in the horse drawn carriage on Monmartre are wonderfully romantic as Tom (Milland) plots to overcome Augusta's business only attitude. A fabulous film which gets home the patriotic message needed as WWII commenced without ever overwhelming the wonderful adventurous story.


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