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Director:
Writers:
László Vadnay (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
22 April 1944 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Errol Flynn ... Jean Picard / Emil DuPont

Paul Lukas ... Inspector Marcel Bonet
Lucile Watson ... Mme. Maret

Faye Emerson ... Louise

James Flavin ... Captain of Mobile Guard

Douglass Dumbrille ... Police Commissioner LaFarge (as Douglas Dumbrille)

Dennis Hoey ... Father Le Clerc

Sheldon Leonard ... Henri Duval

Odette Myrtil ... Mme. Bonet
Francis Pierlot ... Father La Borde - Prison Priest

Jean Sullivan ... Marianne
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Per Aabel ... (uncredited)
Felix Basch ... Gestapo Major (uncredited)
Frederic Brunn ... German Soldier Reporting to Major (uncredited)
Wallis Clark ... Razeau (uncredited)

Pedro de Cordoba ... Executioner (uncredited)
Fred Cordova ... Execution Guard (uncredited)
Armand Cortes ... Detective with Commissioner (uncredited)

Jean Del Val ... Prison Turnkey (uncredited)

Fernanda Eliscu ... Middle-Aged Woman at Meeting (uncredited)
Robert Fischer ... Station Master (uncredited)
Joel Friedkin ... Brenoir - Veterinary Doctor (uncredited)
Michael Gaddis ... Prison Barber (uncredited)

Creighton Hale ... Prison Secretary (uncredited)
Carl Harbaugh ... Innkeeper (uncredited)
Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian ... Villager (uncredited)

Robert Emmett Keane ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
Victor Kilian ... Latour (uncredited)

Ethan Laidlaw ... Member of Mobile Guard (uncredited)
Connie Leon ... Bonet's Maid (uncredited)

George Magrill ... Execution Guard (uncredited)
George Meader ... French Doctor (uncredited)
Harry Hays Morgan ... German Officer with Major (uncredited)
Alfred Paix ... French Waiter (uncredited)

Paul Panzer ... Train Guard (uncredited)

Erskine Sanford ... Drover (uncredited)

Hans Schumm ... Gestapo Agent (uncredited)
Mary Servoss ... Drover's Wife (uncredited)
Art Smith ... Warden (uncredited)
Zina Torchina ... Peasant Girl Getting Innkeeper (uncredited)
Ivan Triesault ... Saboteur (uncredited)
Joyce Tucker ... Michele Bonet (uncredited)
Albert Van Antwerp ... Vitrac (uncredited)
Bobby Walberg ... Gaston Bonet (uncredited)

Directed by
Raoul Walsh 
 
Writing credits
László Vadnay (screenplay) (as Laszlo Vadnay) and
Max Brand (screenplay)

Joe May (original story) and
László Vadnay (original story) (as Laszlo Vadnay)

Produced by
Robert Buckner .... producer
Jack L. Warner .... executive producer
Errol Flynn .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Adolph Deutsch 
 
Cinematography by
Sidney Hickox  (as Sid Hickox)
 
Film Editing by
George Amy 
 
Art Direction by
Robert M. Haas  (as Robert Haas)
 
Set Decoration by
Walter F. Tilford  (as Walter Tilford)
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Frank Mattison .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James McMahon .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Oliver S. Garretson .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Roy Davidson .... special effects
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Jerome Moross .... orchestral arrangements
Max Steiner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Paul Coze .... technical advisor
James Vincent .... dialogue director
Jack L. Warner .... presenter
Bob Fender .... unit publicist (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
102 min | West Germany:88 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Finland:K-16 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (video) | USA:Approved (PCA #9760) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating) | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
Errol Flynn was criticized for playing heroes in World War II movies. Tony Thomas in his book 'Errol Flynn: The Spy Who Never Was' states that Flynn had tried to enlist in every branch of any armed services he could but was rejected as unfit for service on the grounds of his health. Flynn had a heart condition, tuberculosis, malaria and a back problem. Flynn felt he could contribute to America's war effort by appearing in such films as Edge of Darkness (1943); Northern Pursuit (1943); Dive Bomber (1941), Objective, Burma! (1945), and Uncertain Glory (1944). Reportedly, Flynn was at his most professional and co-operative he ever was whilst working on Second World War movies. The studios apparently did not diffuse the criticism of Flynn's state-of-health as they wished to keep it quiet for fear of his box-office draw waning.See more »
Quotes:
Father La Borde - Prison Priest:My son, are you prepared?
Jean Picard:[Defiantly] Save that for someone else!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Warner at War (2008) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Plaisir D'AmourSee more »

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29 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Atypical Flynn War Film, 11 September 2005
Author: theowinthrop from United States

Errol Flynn always wanted to prove that he was a dramatic actor of range, not an athletic non-entity who was always demonstrating his abilities as a horseman, a fighter, or a swordsman. That his best adventure films did show him as more than just an acrobat he barely understood. He wanted to play normal types. But normal types look more like Walter Matthau or Paul Muni or Allan Jenkins - they are not the strikingly handsome Flynn.

In 1944 Flynn did this film which was a war picture but not like DIVE BOMBER or OBJECTIVE: BURMA. The film was about a French criminal who had committed a murder and was tried and convicted for that homicide. He is able to escape the guillotine when a bomb hits the prison just as the execution is about to occur. He flees, and manages to get into the countryside. Pursuing him is Paul Lucas, the French police inspector who arrested him originally. Lucas finds Flynn, but at that time an act of sabotage against the Nazis occurs. When the Nazis threaten to kill 100 French hostages unless the saboteurs appear, Flynn offers Lucas a "devil's" choice: If Lucas will not act for the next few days, Flynn will surrender himself to the Nazis as the saboteur (he prefers being shot by a firing squad rather than being guillotined). Lucas has little real choice - unless he is willing to do the same thing instead of Flynn. But will Flynn keep his word or not? As Flynn meets a young girl and finds that they can flee away together, the audience wonders if he'll do the heroic thing or not.

Flynn is pretty good in this cynical part. It is obvious, once he makes the offer to Lucas, that he really planned not to go through with it. It is also true that as the moment of truth arises he gradually sees the hideous tragedy that his self-interest is likely to cause many families. The glimpse at occupied French society is also good, showing the victims and the collaborators. It is almost as good as the picture of that society in THIS LAND IS MINE.

Yet the film, produced by a company that Flynn was involved in, and selected by him, failed at the box office. The public did not quite accept a thinking man's Errol Flynn instead of the adventurous sexy star of THE SEA HAWK or GENTLEMAN JIM. It set back further attempts by Flynn to find straight dramatic parts. It also verified that Jack Warner, Flynn's studio boss, was a really smart man in knowing what the public liked or did not like for their stars.

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