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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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Michael 'Mike' Blake
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Christine 'Chris' Kenneth
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Father Goron
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Count Paul Rona
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Gaby Saunders
Jany Holt ...
The Countess
Roger Tréville ...
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Juliette Gréco ...
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Georges Tabet ...
Jacques Piotet
Meg Lemonnier ...
Madame Piotet
Paul Bonifas ...
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Jean Bretonnière ...
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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 <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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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 »

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

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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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Written by Joseph Kosma
Lyrics by Henri Bassis
Sung by Juliette Gréco
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wish it had been in color
4 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The amazing locations are the real stars of "The Gauntlet" from 1952. Rudy Mate directs Glenn Ford, Geraldine Brooks, George MacCready, and Cedric Hardwicke in this film, which takes place during and after World War II.

Filmed in black and white in Monte Carlo and Paris, the scenery is eye-popping, particularly the mountain on which a church stands. It's a shame this movie wasn't in color.

The story concerns Michael Blake (Ford) who captures a Nazi collaborator, who has in his possession a relic from a church - a jewel-encrusted long glove. Michael leaves it with the family who rescued him, due to the fact that he was injured and couldn't bring it back to the states.

Mike's luck after the war isn't good, so he returns to France to retrieve the glove. He has people following him, a dead guy who turns up, and his flirtation with a tour guide (Brooks) causes a problem when her apartment is searched. Then the Nazi collaborator (MacCready) turns up.

Other than the scenery, this isn't much of a movie. The plot isn't skillfully put together and it's convoluted, so it was hard to follow.

For some reason, Sir Cedric Hardwicke is in this film playing a priest and he has absolutely nothing to do. George MacCready is an effective villain. Geraldine Brooks' performance can only be described as frantic. One thing about Glenn Ford - he was never frantic. They make an odd match. Ford to me anyway is always likable, but it was hard to relate to these characters in this disjointed film.

Disappointing.


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