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Director:
Writers:
Casey Robinson (screenplay) and
Jack Moffitt (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
11 March 1944 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Five patriotic convicts are helped to escape imprisonment in Devil's Island so they can fight for occupied Free French forces against the Nazis. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Flashbacks be dammed! This is a great action movie. See more (43 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Humphrey Bogart ... Jean Matrac

Claude Rains ... Capt. Freycinet

Michèle Morgan ... Paula Matrac (as Michele Morgan)
Philip Dorn ... Renault

Sydney Greenstreet ... Maj. Duval

Peter Lorre ... Marius

George Tobias ... Petit
Helmut Dantine ... Garou
John Loder ... Manning
Victor Francen ... Capt. Patain Malo
Vladimir Sokoloff ... Grandpere
Eduardo Ciannelli ... Chief Engineer (as Edward Ciannelli)
Corinna Mura ... Singer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Aldrich ... Seaman (uncredited)
Charles Andre ... Navigator (uncredited)
Robert Appel ... Guard (uncredited)
John Bagni ... Seaman (uncredited)
Albert Baldo ... Seaman (uncredited)

Bobby Barber ... Frenchman (uncredited)
Carmen Beretta ... Petit's Wife (uncredited)
Monte Blue ... Second Mate (uncredited)
Walter Bonn ... Prison Official (uncredited)
Frederic Brunn ... Bijou (uncredited)
Peter Camlin ... French Sergeant (uncredited)
André Charlot ... Judge (uncredited)

Hans Conried ... Jourdain (uncredited)
Marcelle Corday ... Grocer's Wife (uncredited)
Harry Cording ... Chief Guard (uncredited)
Adrienne D'Ambricourt ... Rosalie - Mayor's Wife (uncredited)
Franklin D'Amour ... Seaman (uncredited)
John Daheim ... Seaman (uncredited)
George Davis ... Jacques - Waiter (uncredited)
Jean Del Val ... Raoul Doulaine (uncredited)
Adrian Droeshout ... Guard (uncredited)
Diane DuBois ... Petit's Daughter (uncredited)
Demetris Emanuel ... Seaman (uncredited)
Fred Essler ... Prosper - Mayor (uncredited)
Richard Flato ... Bombardier (uncredited)
Anatol Frikin ... Crazy Convict (uncredited)
Harold Gerard ... Guard (uncredited)
Fred Graham ... Thug Wrecking Newspaper Office (uncredited)
Charles La Torre ... Lt. Lenoir (uncredited)
Oscar Loraine ... (uncredited)
Harro Meller ... German Pilot (uncredited)
Louis Mercier ... Engineer (uncredited)
Victor Metzetti ... Guard (uncredited)
Peter Miles ... Jean Matrac Jr. (uncredited)
Suzette O'Neill ... Flower Woman (uncredited)
Alex Papana ... Lookout (uncredited)
Tony Paton ... Emil (uncredited)
David Powell ... English Radio Operator (uncredited)
Frank Puglia ... Older Guard (uncredited)
Georges Renavent ... Guard (uncredited)
Sylvain Robert ... Lieutenant (uncredited)
William Roy ... Mess Boy (uncredited)
Harry Semels ... Cayenne Prison Colony Guard (uncredited)
Konstantin Shayne ... First Mate (uncredited)

Jay Silverheels ... Sailor Crewman on Boat Deck (uncredited)
Bernard Sommer ... Bombardier (uncredited)
Raymond St. Albin ... Medical Officer (uncredited)
Maurice St. Clair ... Dompierre (uncredited)
Mark Stevens ... Lt. Hastings (uncredited)
Jack Stoney ... Seaman (uncredited)
Donald Stuart ... Military Driver (uncredited)
Sándor Szabó ... Sergeant of the Guards (uncredited)
Louis Trevis ... Bombardier (uncredited)
Roger Valmy ... Rocroi (uncredited)
Juan Varro ... Gunner at Field (uncredited)
Hans Heinrich von Twardowski ... French Airfield Radio Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Curtiz 
 
Writing credits
Casey Robinson (screenplay) and
Jack Moffitt (screenplay)

Charles Nordhoff (novel) and
James Norman Hall (novel)

Elick Moll  contributor to screenplay (uncredited)

Produced by
Hal B. Wallis .... producer
Jack L. Warner .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Max Steiner 
 
Cinematography by
James Wong Howe 
 
Film Editing by
Owen Marks 
 
Art Direction by
Carl Jules Weyl 
 
Set Decoration by
George James Hopkins 
 
Costume Design by
Leah Rhodes (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Eric Stacey .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Heath .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Everett Alton Brown .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Jack Cosgrove .... special effects director (as Jack R. Cosgrove)
Edwin B. DuPar .... special effects (as Edwin Du Par)
Roy Davidson .... special effects (uncredited)
Byron Haskin .... special effects (uncredited)
Harry Redmond Jr. .... special effects (uncredited)
Rex Wimpy .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Harvey Parry .... stunts (uncredited)
Buster Wiles .... stunt double: Humphrey Bogart (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Colman .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Leonid Raab .... orchestral arranger
 
Other crew
Herschel Daugherty .... dialogue director
James Leicester .... montages
Sylvain Robert .... technical advisor
 
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Runtime:
109 min | France:75 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | USA:TV-PG (TV rating) | USA:Approved (certificate #9359)

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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 »
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Factual errors: When describing French Guiana to another escapee, the construction by inmates of Route Zero (the road to nowhere) in the jungle is shown with an escape attempt, where the escaping inmate is shot by a guard and left in the swamp. Immediately, an broad-snouted alligator is shown swimming toward the hapless victim who was just shot. However, there are no alligators in French Guiana, or anywhere else in South America for that matter. Alligators only exist in the southeast mainland coastal region of the USA and along the Yangtze River in China, and are easily distinguishable from crocodiles by their broad snout (whereas crocodiles have long narrow tapered snouts). The species more likely to be found in French Guiana was the caiman, a smaller relative of the American Crocodile.See more »
Quotes:
Maj. Duval:Haven't you been taught to stand in the presence of officials?
Jean Matrac:[Flatly] No.
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Soundtrack:
Someday I'll Meet You AgainSee more »

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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Flashbacks be dammed! This is a great action movie., 15 August 2004
Author: John Wayne Peel (jwpeel@tiac.net) from United States

While much has been made of the flashback within a flashback utilized in the movie, one shouldn't overlook the great action sequences, particularly towards the end, that have you cheering on the French heroes in the film. Sure, Humphrey Bogart doesn't attempt a French accent, but just look at films where he didn't attempt a foreign accent and how disasters they were (what was that James Cagney Western where Bogie was supposed to speak with a Spanish accent? I still cringe at the thought of it.) But it doesn't affect his acting in the lead role. After all, Clark Gable didn't put on a Southern accent for "God With The Wind" and I didn't hurt his work in that masterpiece.

This is no masterpiece and it is difficult to follow sometimes, but just to see Peter Lorre, Sidney Greenstreet and Claude Raines work is worth it. This

Again, many people have mentioned in the war crime Bogart commits in the film, but when I saw the supposed offending part, I had no problem with it. And I'm no conservative when it comes to such things normally, but the "crime" is against ruthless that these who had no such reservations about the rules of war.

"Casablanca" is an entirely different film and it is unfair to compare this one to that one just because it has the same director and many of the same cast members. This is a rousing piece of war propaganda that gets the audience involved and I liked it very much. There is even an emotional element to it and unlike "Casablanca," it does not feel studio bound with even some believable exterior shots. I give it seven out of ten for the action alone.

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