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
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Did You Know?
One of two films starring Humphrey Bogart and Sydney Greenstreet in which the title is a reference to traveling to a destination, but that destination is never reached by the characters in the film; the other film is Across the Pacific (1942). See more
When Mattrac is pointing his fifty cal. machine gun out the waist gun window, we hear machine gun sounds, but the gun is not firing. The 50 cal. M2 machine gun produces a great deal of vibration when it is being fired. The gun did not vibrate one bit. See more
[to Paula as she is playing the piano
Funny how much more you can say with a few bars of music then a basketful of words.
Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Variations played often in the score
Sung by a chorus at the end See more