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?
During filming, Lauren Bacall
was brought to the set in order to gauge her chemistry with Humphrey Bogart
with whom she would soon be co-starring in To Have and Have Not
. This was the famous duo's first meeting, though it would be months before their romance began. See more
The German aircraft attacking the freighter is correct for the period with one exception. The interior views of the air gunners, they are using the wrong weapons. A 20mm mg on a swivel mount is in the forward part of the gondola. In the rear part of the gondola, a 13mm mg is mounted. The weapons shown being used are U.S. 50 cal mg. See more
The British will fight.
Yes, to the last drop of French blood.
Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Variations played often in the score
Sung by a chorus at the end See more