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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
(1944). This was the famous duo's first meeting, though it would be months before their romance began. See more
When Paula mentions that Matrac had wanted to go to do stories in South America, Matrac agrees and mentions Guatamala and Peru. Guatamala is in Central America. 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