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This Was Paris (1942)

Approved | | War, Drama | 21 March 1942 (USA)
On the eve of the Nazi occupation, spies in Paris try to outguess each other

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Ann Morgan
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Butch, Sydney Chronicle Reporter
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Capt. Bill Hamilton, MI5
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Van Der Stuyl
Harold Huth ...
Count Raul De La Vague
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Blossom Leroy - Butch's Girlfriend
Vera Bogetti ...
Mme. Florien
Harry Welchman ...
Forsyth, MI5
Frederick Burtwell ...
J.B. Entwhisle, Butch's Editor
Marian Spencer ...
Lady Muriel
Billy Holland ...
Liftman (Hauptman Viner)
Miles Malleson ...
Watson, Newspaper Librarian
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Nazi Propaganda Officer
Hay Petrie ...
Popinard, Amusement Park Owner
Harry McElhone ...
Harry the bartender
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On the eve of the Nazi occupation, spies in Paris try to outguess each other

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War | Drama

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21 March 1942 (USA)  »

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So This Was Paris  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film had its U. S. television premiere on Turner Classic Movies on 24 September 2007 during TCM's festival of films made by Warner Brothers at Teddington Studios in the UK. See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening credits appear against the background of various posters from the 'Careless Talk Costs Lives' campaign by the cartoonist "Fougasse" (Cyril Kenneth Bird 1887-1965). See more »

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There's a Boy in Harlem
Written by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart
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The Last Time I Saw Paris
30 September 2017 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Set during the "False War" between the declaration of war in September 1939 and the invasion of Belgium in the Spring of 1940, THIS IS Paris is one of the Warner Brothers Teddington Studio productions, meant to get around blocked funds and film quota restrictions. Ann Dvorak is an American dress designer who is suspected of being a Nazi Fifth columnist; Ben Lyon is an American journalist who thinks he has a line on Dutch industrialist Robert Morley, who he thinks is a Nazi; and Griffith Jones is a British Intelligence officer cooling his heels, in love with Dvorak, who is told that he has to spy on her because she is suspected. Then the Blitzkrieg begins and All is Revealed.

The movie is a mix of good scenes, clichés and some sloppy editing -- the Teddington stuff survive in poor condition. The leads are all good and there are the usual faces familiar to lovers of old movies in small roles: Miles Malleson as a put-upon newspaper librarian and Hay Petrie as a carnival owner are their usual delightful selves. Elisabeth Welch sings Rogers & Hart's "There's a Boy in Harlem" in a welcome appearance. Over all though, it's a cheap quota quicky with a propaganda message.


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