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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
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Anton Stregel (as Howard da Silva)
Charles Arnt ...
Honoré
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Martin
Edith Evanson ...
Genevieve
Ernst Deutsch ...
Captain (as Ernest Dorian)
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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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The Picture Of The Hour! France In Open Revolt! Leaping From The Headlines! The Underground Of Paris! See more »

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Drama | Romance | War

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Reunion  »

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| (Turner library print)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Joan Crawford tried to seduce John Wayne on the set, but he did not respond. See more »

Quotes

Michelle 'Mike' de la Becque: This is very pretty.
Martin: There's an exceptional view of the city.
Michelle 'Mike' de la Becque: I've seen Paris before.
Martin: Not this Paris, mademoiselle.
[Walking towards the door]
Martin: The bedroom suite is this way.
Michelle 'Mike' de la Becque: Wait. Martin, you've known me for a long time.
Martin: When you were very little, you wanted to marry me so that you could always have chocolate pudding.
Michelle 'Mike' de la Becque: At my first ball, it was you who fastened my dress when it came undone.
Martin: Such memories belong to another lifetime, mademoiselle. One which has come to an end. And which, ...
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Connections

Featured in Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

March
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from "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" (1868)
Written by Richard Wagner
Played on a radio at the dinner party
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Good movie, lousy casting
25 May 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

If this slick MGM film had only been intelligently cast, it might have earned a 7 or possibly even an 8. However, it seems that when it came to assembling a cast, the powers that be put the names of actors on a roulette wheel and just spun it--as the final casting decision just made no sense at all. The first and biggest mistake was having Joan Crawford play a French lady. It was very odd that all the other French men and women had correct accents but Ms. Crawford didn't even try to sound or act the least bit French. She was simply way outside her range. Second, what numb-skull thought that pairing her with John Wayne would generate any sparks?! While he was not the only love interest for Crawford in the film, him pawing at her and kissing her just seemed weird and Joan seemed pretty uncomfortable with all this. There was just no way on this planet that such a pairing could occur!

As for the script, I really feel bad for the writers. They managed to create an exciting and different film to get the public behind the war effort. It was NOT a run-of-the-mill and showed some intelligence. But unfortunately all the nice machinations, decent dialog and exciting action got lost due to the casting and oddness of the final product. It's really too bad, but in the end this is just a time-passer and nothing more.


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