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Joan of Paris (1942)

Passed | | Drama, Romance, War | 20 January 1942 (USA)
An RAF squadron is brought down over occupied France. The flyers get to Paris in spite of the fact that the youngest, Baby, is injured. He must be hidden and his wounds cared for. The Gestapo has already issued orders for their arrest.

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Joan (as Michele Morgan)
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Alexander Granach ...
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Baby
Jack Briggs ...
Robin
James Monks ...
Splinter
Richard Fraser ...
Geoffrey
Paul Weigel ...
Janitor
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The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir ...
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An RAF squadron is brought down over occupied France. The flyers get to Paris in spite of the fact that the youngest, Baby, is injured. He must be hidden and his wounds cared for. The Gestapo has already issued orders for their arrest.

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TERROR MARKED THEM FOR ITS QUARRY! Striking drama of a Free-French flier, stalked by the Gestapo in today's darkened Paris...and a girl whose yearning for his arms plunges her, too, into peril! (original poster) See more »

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Drama | Romance | War

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Jeanne de Paris  »

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$666,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Was RKO's most successful film of the first half of 1942. See more »

Quotes

Herr Funk: Thank you, Sergeant, you gave what little information you had quite intelligently.
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The film's title, and most of the credits for cast and crew, are shown as labels on a champagne bottle. See more »

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Edited from The Gay Divorcee (1934) See more »

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Don't Let it Bother You
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Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by a chorus in a nightclub
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Another Martyred Joan in Stirring War Film ***1/2
27 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An under-rated but excellent film is 1942's "Joan of Paris."

While it is still another World War 11 story of allied soldiers, trying to get back to their homeland from an occupied France, it is certainly worth seeing.

The acting by Michele Morgan, Paul Henried and Thomas Mitchell is first rate.

Cornered by the Gestapo, Morgan acts like the true Joan of Arc.

May Robson, who was so good in "Lady for A Day," shines this time in a supporting role, as an elderly teacher who is also a member of the French resistance. Look for a young Alan Ladd is a brief but pivotal role as one of the group of soldiers.

Just as we saw in Casablanca, the year after this film, there is a memorable scene; this time children are singing the Marseilles at a time of adversity.

Obviously, the film is timely as it was made during the war when the free French fought alongside the British to combat the Nazi menace.


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