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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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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)
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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)
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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 »
Quotes:
Jean Picard:[Indignantly to the barber] My head comes off as it is!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Warner at War (2008) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Plaisir D'AmourSee more »

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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
My Poitou, 14 February 2007
Author: dbdumonteil

The story takes place in Poitou in the Gartempe Valley.A really nice valley ,but which does not look like the one depicted in the film.THe river is actually hemmed in by steep banks .And how strange to hear people from la Vienne department -who have a marked accent - speak English! Geographically and historically ,this is a deeply inaccurate movie.Without any paper ,Picard can travel without any problem from the small village near Poitiers to Paris .Made in 1944,it was ,like so many others ,a propaganda movie ("La Marseillaise" can be heard at the end of Walsh's work.) Forget the background and you have an absorbing movie,the subject of which is still relevant today.Flynn portrays Picard a sentenced-to-death man,who,on his way to the guillotine ,is saved by the gong (He will say later: "the only help I got from the sky was bombs").But a Javertesque cop (Lukas) is hot on his heels and he arrests him again.

A saboteur blew up a bridge over La Gartempe .The reprisals are terrible:if the "criminal" does not surrender by Tuesday ,one hundred French hostages will be shot.Picard suggests a deal to the cop "I 'd rather be shot than put my head in the guillotine ;so let's make a deal: I 'll tell the Gestapo I'm the saboteur and a hundred lives will be spared.But give me three days just to live..." These three days will be full of unexpected twists,of treason,of nasty tricks (the inhabitants of the village trying to find a scapegoat:"you are inspired by the devil" says the priest;the old lady suggesting an old man he give him up cause he 's got no family) ,of moments of happiness (Picard finds love with the gorgeous Louise -a brunette,Lucile Watson ,who I first mistook for Jennifer Jones-) ,but also of doubt and fear.Interest is sustained till the very last pictures.Flynn gives a mature performance ,far from his dashing usual heroes.Excellent supporting cast.

"Uncertain Glory" might have influenced Henri Jeanson and Christian-Jaque when they made their underrated " Le Repas des Fauves" (1964).

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