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Tonight We Raid Calais (1943)

 -  Drama | War  -  30 April 1943 (USA)
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British Intellengence dispatches Commando Geoffrey Carter on a one-man raid to destroy a munitions plant that manufactures bombs in Nazi-occupied France. He enlists the aid of a patriotic ... See full summary »

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Odette Bonnard
John Sutton ...
Geoffrey Carter
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M. Bonnard
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Mme. Bonnard
Blanche Yurka ...
Widow Grelieu
Howard Da Silva ...
Sgt. Block
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Jacques Grandet
Ann Codee ...
Mme. Grandet
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British Intellengence dispatches Commando Geoffrey Carter on a one-man raid to destroy a munitions plant that manufactures bombs in Nazi-occupied France. He enlists the aid of a patriotic farmer, M. Bonnard, that lives near the plant, over the objections of his daughter Odette Bonnard, who believes that the British were responsible for the fall of France. Her attitude softens toward Carter, who is living with the family as posing as a son, but Odette cannot bring herself to aid in Carter's plan because of her fear of reprisals against her family. She turns informer and the Nazis capture Carter. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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When Carter and Bonnard are up on the hill, looking out over the village, they are shown from the rear standing about 2 feet apart. The camera angle changes and they are shoulder to shoulder. See more »

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Very good for a wartime propaganda film.
8 December 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

While "Tonight We Raid Calais" isn't the most realistic film and it smacks very hard of a wartime propaganda flick, it is well made and worth seeing.

"Tonight We Raid Calais" begins with a soldier being called out of a meet for a special assignment. I liked this scene as when you hear various names called out, one was 'Chateaubriand'---which is a type of tenderloin steak. I think someone slipped this one in as a joke. But the special assignment is not a joke--a French-speaking British soldier is sent to pinpoint a German weapons factory so that bombers can hone in one it. Once in France, however, it becomes clear that while most are patriotic and hate their German overlords, some are more than willing to save their own sorry skins by appeasing their new masters. Will the soldier's assignment succeed...and will he pick up a hot French lady at the same time? Overall, the film does what it was intended to do--shore up support for the war effort. While it's not brilliant, it's well made, interesting and different. Worth seeing--especially so you can see Lee J. Cobb play a Frenchman! Annabella (Mrs. Tyrone Power)

By the way, the leading lady, Annabella, was married to Tyrone Power.


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