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Joan of Paris (1942)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance | War  -  20 January 1942 (USA)
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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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Complete credited cast:
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Joan (as Michele Morgan)
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Paul Lavallier
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Father Antoine
Laird Cregar ...
Herr Funk
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Mlle. Rosay
Alexander Granach ...
Gestapo Agent
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'Baby'
Jack Briggs ...
Robin
James Monks ...
Splinter
Richard Fraser ...
Geoffrey
Paul Weigel ...
Janitor at Mlle Rosay's
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English Spy
The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir ...
Group Singers at Church (as The Robert Mitchell Boychoir)
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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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20 January 1942 (USA)  »

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$666,000 (estimated)
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George Cleveland is listed as a cast member by a modern source, but he is not seen in the movie. See more »

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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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References Les Misérables (1934) See more »

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La Marseillaise
(1792)
Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Sung a cappella by Mlle. Rosay's students
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Absorbing, romantic wartime drama...smooth performances...
8 October 2002 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This little known film released the same year as CASABLANCA is a minor gem among Hollywood's wartime romances, teaming Paul Henried and Michele Morgan very effectively in the leads. Despite some odd casting choices (Thomas Mitchell as a French priest) or Henried as a French squadron leader based in England, it tells an absorbing espionage tale of the French resistance against the Nazis.

Released by RKO, it seems more like one of the typical Warner Bros. melodramas popular at that time. Even some of the supporting cast seem like Warner contract players--notably John Abbot as a prisoner about to be executed and May Robson.

A tale of one woman's noble sacrifice to aid members of an RAF squadron in their attempt to return to England, it holds the viewer with its shadowy B&W photography and creates an atmosphere suggesting a French village during World War II. Paul Henried is excellent as the man trying to rid himself of a Gestapo agent who "sticks to him like a postage stamp".

Other notable roles are filled by Laird Cregar, as a cunning Gestapo who snares Henried in his trap, and Alan Ladd as "Baby", one of the downed flyers who is injured. Ladd was on the brink of major stardom and his performance here shows why--it's a brief but memorable supporting role. Shortly after this film, he was signed for his star-making role in "This Gun for Hire".

Well worth watching...an absorbing example of a well scripted and directed wartime espionage film with only an occasional false note that does no major harm to the movie. The scene with the children in the schoolroom lacks credibility throughout.


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