Canadian flyer Laurence Gerard finds that his wife has been murdered by a French collaborator. His quest for justice leads him to Switzerland and Argentina.

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Walter Slezak ...
Micheline Cheirel ...
Mme. Madeleine Jarnac
Nina Vale ...
Señora Camargo
Morris Carnovsky ...
Manuel Santana
Edgar Barrier ...
DuBois, Insurance Man
Steven Geray ...
Señor Tomas Camargo
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Diego, Hotel Valet (as Jack LaRue)
Gregory Gaye ...
Perchon, Belgian Banker (as Gregory Gay)
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Marcel Jarnac
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On being demobbed at the end of the war, Canadian flyer Laurence Gerard returns to France to discover who ordered the killing of a group of Resistence fighters including his new bride. He identifies Vichy collaborator Marcel Jarnac, who is reported as dead himself. Not believing this, Gerard follows the trail to Argentina where it is apparent that Nazism is also far from dead. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Just before Laurence Gerard is struck a second time with a pistol, Luther Adler orders the thug "Casse lui la gueule !" meaning "Beat him up!" See more »

Goofs

In the window of the Bern insurance company, the German word for insurance, "Versicherungen" is misspelled "Vesicherungen". See more »

Quotes

Laurence Gerard: What are you, French or German?
Melchior Incza: I'm an epicure.
[He offers Gerard food]
Laurence Gerard: No, thanks.
Melchior Incza: A camp follower of culture. My blood is a mixture of excellent European vines. My ancestots have always been less interested in a woman's nationality than the quality of her complexion.
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2 January 2002 | by (tucson, arizona) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film, but i thought that it could've been edited tighter. The run time was a little too long, and a tighter edit would've helped the film greatly. It also would've been nice to have a bigger female star for the main female character. Hedy Lamarr would've been my first choice. But overall, i was very impressed with the film and thought that Dick Powell's performance was strong. He showed a greater range of emotions than i've seen in other Powell films.


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