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Aventure malgache (1944)

 |  Short, War  |  June 1994 (Portugal)
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The Moliere players are in their dressing room, getting ready to go on set. One actor mentions to another that his face reminds him of an opportunist turncoat he knew when he was in the ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Paul Bonifas ...
Michel - Chef de la Sureté (as The Molière Players)
Paul Clarus ...
Paul Clarus (as The Molière Players)
Jean Dattas ...
Man behind Michel, reading a telegram (as The Molière Players)
Andre Frere ...
Pierre (as The Molière Players)
Paulette Preney ...
Yvonne (as The Molière Players)
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The Moliere players are in their dressing room, getting ready to go on set. One actor mentions to another that his face reminds him of an opportunist turncoat he knew when he was in the Resistance. He then relates the adventure that he had in the Resistance, running an illegal radio station and dodging the Nazis. Written by Kathy Li

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Alfred Hitchcock did not make his customary cameo appearance in Aventure malgache (1944) nor did he in his other short propaganda war film Bon Voyage (1944). See more »

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When Michel picks up the bottle labeled "Vichy", he is holding it in the middle but in the close-up, he is holding it around the neck. See more »

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Not worth seeking out
14 October 2001 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

As a major Hitchcock fan, I was excited to get the chance to see this rarely-seen propaganda short that Hitchcock made in England in the French langauge about the French resistance. The results are far below Hitchcock's talents. The film is too dialogue heavy and convoluted. I can just barely tell you what happened in this film, and what I remember now, two minutes after finishing it, will be completely gone within a half an hour. It doesn't work as entertainment, and it certainly doesn't work as propaganda. Perhaps Hitchcock should have studied Eisenstein, who had the capability to churn out propaganda imbued with extraordinary artistry. Aventure Malgache was simply done too quickly and without enough thought. 5/10.


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