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Reunion in France (1942)

Passed | | Drama, Romance, War | 25 December 1942 (USA)
Frenchwoman Michele de la Becque, an opponent of the Nazis in German-occupied Paris, hides a downed American flyer, Pat Talbot, and attempts to get him safely out of the country.

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Cast

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Philip Dorn ...
Robert Cortot
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Schultz
Albert Bassermann ...
General Hugo Schroeder
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Ulrich Windler
Ann Ayars ...
Juliette
J. Edward Bromberg ...
Durand
Moroni Olsen ...
Paul Grebeau
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Emile Fleuron
Howard Da Silva ...
Anton Stregel (as Howard da Silva)
Charles Arnt ...
Honoré
Morris Ankrum ...
Martin
Edith Evanson ...
Genevieve
Ernst Deutsch ...
Captain (as Ernest Dorian)
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Storyline

Frenchwoman Michele de la Becque, an opponent of the Nazis in German-occupied Paris, hides a downed American flyer, Pat Talbot, and attempts to get him safely out of the country. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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WHAT A THRILL! Startling drama of a stranded Yankee flyer and a Parisian beauty! See more »

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Drama | Romance | War

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25 December 1942 (USA)  »

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Reunion  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Originally scheduled as a February 1943 release under the name "Reunion", the movie was moved up to a Christmas 1942 release with the final title because of the increased interest in the war in France. Most trade papers reviewed the film with the title "Reunion" due to early press previews, and the copyright registry bears that title also. See more »

Quotes

Michelle 'Mike' de la Becque: Being safe isn't nearly as important in this world as it used to be.
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Referenced in Inglourious Basterds (2009) See more »

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Frere Jacques
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Sung a cappella by a woman holding her child in an air raid shelter
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Joan as patriot
12 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Decked out in gowns and outfits designed by Irene, Joan Crawford plays the French version of Scarlett O'Hara with her "Oh, war, war, war" grumbling until she has to duck a bomb while on vacation. Returning to Paris, she finds her house commandeered by the Nazis. She gets only one room for herself and those gowns. In the meantime, her boyfriend, played by Philip Dorn, seems to have gone over to the dark side and is living high. Once she realizes that, she refuses to have anything to do with him. Her patriotism for her country comes to the surface when she helps an RAF pilot on the run, played by John Wayne. Despite some of the other comments on the film, I rather enjoy the handsome Wayne out of his spurs and boots. Because of Wayne, Crawford has to make it look like she's reuniting with her old beau, who has the power to arrange to get him out of the country.

Very entertaining.


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