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Arch of Triumph (1948)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, War | March 1948 (USA)
Illegal refugees lead dark lives in pre-World War II Paris.

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In winter of 1938, Paris is crowded with refugees from the Nazis, who live in the black shadows of night, trying to evade deportation. One such is Dr. Ravic, who practices medicine illegally and stalks his old Nazi enemy Haake with murder in mind. One rainy night, Ravic meets Joan Madou, a kept woman cast adrift by her lover's sudden death. Against Ravic's better judgement, they become involved in a doomed affair; matters come to a crisis on the day war is declared. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The story of an outcast and a killer!

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Drama | Romance | War

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Also Known As:

Erich Maria Remarque's Arch of Triumph  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,400,000 (USA)
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The additional scenes written for Charles Laughton were filmed in New York City in November 1946, because Ingrid Bergman was then starring in a Broadway production of "Joan of Lorraine". See more »

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Soundtracks

Parlami d'amore, Mariu (Tell Me That You Love Me)
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Music by Cesare A. Bixio
Lyrics by Ennio Neri
English lyrics by Al Stillman
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It's a shame
15 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

More people should know about this wonderful film--reading the book in advance really enhances the experience of it, but one can just enjoy the incredible performances of Bergman and Boyer (not to mention the excellent character roles, particularly Charles Laughton). The use of light/shadow is also extremely well done and atmospheric. It's high time someone re-releases this movie on DVD (Criterion, perhaps), because it's another wonderful example of classic film noir, very well executed.

For those not familiar with Remarque's novel, it's a must-read--although I warn you, after you're done you will have an insane urge to try Calvados.


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