Passage to Marseille (1944)

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Five patriotic convicts are helped to escape imprisonment in Devil's Island so they can fight for occupied Free French forces against the Nazis.



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Complete credited cast:
Paula Matrac (as Michele Morgan)
Philip Dorn ...
Helmut Dantine ...
John Loder ...
Victor Francen ...
Capt. Patain Malo
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
Eduardo Ciannelli ...
Chief Engineer (as Edward Ciannelli)
Corinna Mura ...


As French bomber crews prepare an air raid from a base in England, we learn the story of Matrac, a French journalist who opposed the Munich Pact. Framed for murder and sent to Devil's Island, he and four others escape. They are on a ship bound for Marseilles when France surrenders and fascist sympathizer Major Duval tries to seize the ship for Vichy. Written by Ed Stephan <>

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Passagem Para Marselha  »

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First Mate: The British will fight.
Chief Engineer: [Sarcastically] Yes, to the last drop of French blood.
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Music by Max Steiner
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Sung by Corinna Mura at the nightclub
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Bogart in flashbacks - good film
28 December 2000 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

Quite a good film. I didn't have any trouble following the flashback-in-a-flashback scheme. Bogart was Bogart. What can you say? Greenstreet and Lorre were good. Claude Rains was excellent. Apparently, some people are upset at this film because it isn't "Casablanca". I don't really think it tried to be. It was probably just that the actors and director liked working together, and if that sold more tickets, well, no one would complain. Clint Eastwood and Woody Allen frequently cast their films with the same actors, presumably friends (and lovers), and no one thinks twice about it.

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