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The White Road (1952)
"The Green Glove" (original title)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  12 March 1952 (France)
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An ex-soldier and his new girlfriend comb France for a valuable relic...which others are willing to kill for.



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Complete credited cast:
Michael 'Mike' Blake
Geraldine Brooks ...
Christine 'Chris' Kenneth
Father Goron
Count Paul Rona
Gaby Saunders
Jany Holt ...
The Countess
Roger Tréville ...
Police Insp. Faubert
Juliette Gréco ...
Singer (scenes deleted)
Georges Tabet ...
Jacques Piotet
Meg Lemonnier ...
Madame Piotet
Paul Bonifas ...
Jean Bretonnière ...


In World War II France, American soldier Michael Blake captures, then loses Nazi-collaborator art thief Paul Rona, who leaves behind a gem studded gauntlet (a stolen religious relic). Years later, financial reverses lead Mike to return in search of the object. In Paris, he must dodge mysterious followers and a corpse that's hard to explain; so he and attractive tour guide Christine decamp on a cross-country pursuit that becomes love on the run...then takes yet another turn. Written by Rod Crawford <>

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12 March 1952 (France)  »

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The Gauntlet  »

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Jany Holt as the Countess refers to her manservant as Pierre; however there is no such name entered in the list of characters. See more »


Jany Holt (The Countess") refers to her manservant as Pierre; however, there is no such name entered in the list of characters. See more »


Michael Blake: All right, look, I haven't robbed a bank, I haven't killed anybody, and I'm not an international spy. Do you believe that?
Chris Kenneth: I'll try.
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L'Amour est parti
Written by Joseph Kosma
Lyrics by Henri Bassis
Sung by Juliette Gréco
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26 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of those films that could have been a lot better. Make the gauntlet more interesting. Have it centered in the culture. For heaven's sake. The thing has only been missing for a few years. Create a kind of religious fervor. Then put Glenn Ford and his adversaries on a collision course of some kind. Instead, it's never really clear why all the fuss. Is the bad guy just psychotic or are his intentions purely economical (I suppose they are). Ford finds himself in the middle of an investigation just by showing up. Why has he been targeted so specifically be the police? There is an element of North by Northwest in here, but it just doesn't work. Ford is a pretty boy, but he's not very charismatic. Then there are those endless scenes, running up and down the mountain to get to the church where the gauntlet resides. I also don't know why those bells kept ringing for so long. The love interested is sort of contrived and lacking in real sparks because the dialogue lacks wit and mystery. It's reasonably interesting, but quite an investment of time.

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