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Assignment in Brittany (1943)

A French captain (Jean-Pierre Aumont) poses as a Nazi to pinpoint a U-boat base off the coast of France, while assuming the identity of a "look-a-like" French citizen.

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Bertrand Corlay / Captain Pierre Metard (as Pierre Aumont)
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Anne Pinot
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Mme. Henriette Corlay
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Elise
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Jean Kerenor
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Captain Hans Holz
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Captain Deichgraber
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Etienne
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Albertine
Adia Kuznetzoff ...
Louis Basdevant
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Colonel Trane
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Colonel Herman Fournier
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Louis' Sister
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Jeannine
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A French captain (Jean-Pierre Aumont) poses as a Nazi to pinpoint a U-boat base off the coast of France, while assuming the identity of a "look-a-like" French citizen.

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11 March 1943 (USA)  »

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This film received its initial television broadcast in Los Angeles Friday 3 May 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Monday 24 June 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); it was first telecast in San Francisco 27 January 1958 on KGO (Channel 7) and in New York City 31 January 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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Not be as far as American WWII propaganda films go...
21 November 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a wartime film obviously intended to bolster the public's resolve. It stars a French expatriate, Jean-Pierre Aumont, who came to Hollywood when his country fell to the Germans. Unfortunately, not too many other French actors were available...and those who SHOULD have had French accents never even tried. So, it's all a bit strange with Aumont the only French person in a film set in a France where everyone has American and British accents!! Just suspend your sense of disbelief and watch.

The story is a bit silly but enjoyable. It seems that a French agent cannot go back to his native land for an assignment due to an injury. But, they manage to find a Free-French officer, Pierre (Aumont) who looks a lot like him. And, after a bit of plastic surgery, voila...the man has a double who will do the assignment for him! His job is to locate the secret German submarine bases so they can be destroyed. And, until he locates them, Pierre is to assume the other man's life...living withe man's mother and interacting with his friends.

The story that follows is rather typical of a wartime film. However, the Germans are not quite as monstrous as they often were in WWII- era films--as the filmmakers were going more for realism in this instance. Overall, it's enjoyable but a tad dumb. Turn off the part of your brain that questions silly plot lines and you'll no doubt enjoy this generally well made film.


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