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Uncertain Glory (1944)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 22 April 1944 (USA)
After a career criminal is recaptured and knows he faces the guillotine, he offers to exchange his life for 100 hostages slated for execution by the Nazis.

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Jean Picard / Emil DuPont
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Inspector Marcel Bonet
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Mme. Maret
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Louise
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Police Commissioner LaFarge (as Douglas Dumbrille)
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Father Le Clerc
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Henri Duval
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Mme. Bonet
Francis Pierlot ...
Father La Borde - Prison Priest
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Marianne
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During WWII, in France, Jean Picard is a criminal who is about to be executed via the guillotine, but an air raid interrupts it and allows him to escape. Inspector Bonet tracks him down and brings him back. But along the way, they hear that a railway bridge vital to the Germans has been destroyed, supposedly by allied agents. The Germans take 100 Frenchmen and are threatening to execute them unless the saboteurs come forward. Picard who would rather die at the hands of the firing squad as oppose to the guillotine, offers to go to the Germans and say that he is the saboteur. Bonet accepts and so they go the village near where the bridge was to learn all that they can so that Picard can convince the Germans that he is the saboteur. While there Picard, a womanizer, meets a young woman and falls in love with her. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Several cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Charles La Torre (Restaurant Keeper), Adele St. Mauer (Woman on Bus), Sarah Padden (Peasant Woman on Bus), Art Miles (Bus Driver), Trevor Bardette (First Passenger on Train) and Michael Mark (Second Passenger on Train). See more »

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Train Conductor: [Noticing that Bonet and Picard are handcuffed] Oh! Oh, which one of you gentlemen is the prisoner?
[Bonet nods toward Picard]
Train Conductor: Ah. of course! A bad type! What did he do?
Jean Picard: I killed a conducter for asking too many questions.
[the conductor nervously makes a quick exit]
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La Marseillaise
(1792) (uncredited)
Music by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Variations in the score often
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Unheralded, unappreciated, but actually one of Flynn's best
4 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Despite being quite a fan of Errol Flynn's, I had somehow managed to go forty years without seeing this movie, largely on the basis of its poor critical reputation. I always loved Flynn's swashbuckling, his insouciance, and especially his poignant performances near the end of his career in "The Sun Also Rises," "The Roots of Heaven," and "Too Much, Too Soon." I expected nothing from "Uncertain Glory," but a clip in a recent Flynn documentary caught my eye with what seemed to be a quite real and touching performance. I finally saw the film tonight and was impressed far beyond expectations. Flynn always harbored a hope of being respected as a dramatic actor, and though I think he achieved that in the previously mentioned later films, I was surprised to find in this 1944 performance a richness and texture every bit the equal of his best dramatic work. The film itself has, like most American movies of its period, certain conventions and unrealities which must be accepted (such as the variance in accents and some melodramatic plot devices), but it seemed to me to be quite believable and realistic within those confines. I was impressed by Paul Lukas, never a favorite of mine in particular, and the story kept me quite involved. Elements of it were quite moving. But Flynn quite simply overwhelmed my every expectation, and I suggest that this film might actually be reconsidered and included among the best pictures of his career. It's certainly one of his best performances.


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