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Bon Voyage (1944)

TV-G | | Short, War | June 1944 (Portugal)
A young Scottish R.A.F. gunner is debriefed by French officials about his escape from occupied territory, and in particular one person who may or may not have been a German Agent.

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Alfred Hitchcock
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Cast

Credited cast:
John Blythe ... RAF Sgt. John Dougall
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Janique Joelle Janique Joelle ... Jeanne
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A young Scottish R.A.F. gunner is debriefed by French officials about his escape from occupied territory, and in particular one person who may or may not have been a German Agent. Written by Kathy Li

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Short | War

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Country:

UK

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French | English

Release Date:

June 1944 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Gute Reise See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Sir Alfred Hitchcock did not make his customary cameo appearance in this short movie, nor did he in his other short propaganda war movie, Aventure malgache (1944). See more »

Quotes

"Stefan Godowski": Montigny road, two kilometers, a bridge. Keep to the stream on the left to a big farm.
French Resistance Contact #2: Good. In the stable you'll find two bicycles. I'll arrange that.
French Resistance Contact #1: There'll be a small packet of food on the first bicycle.
RAF Sgt. John Dougall: Thank you very much, madame.
French Resistance Contact #2: Rolled inside the handlebar grip you'll find instructions. Got that? Off you go. Bon Voyage.
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Referenced in Alfred Hitchcock: Master of Suspense (2013) See more »

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Hitchcock propaganda film
30 March 2016 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

"Bon Voyage" is a very short propaganda film about the French resistance which Hitchcock did for the war effort in 1944. It was met with disappointment and later shelved.

The only person billed is John Blythe; the rest are called "The Moliere Players" to protect them from the Nazis.

Blythe plays a Scottish RAF Sgt. John Dougall. He is being debriefed about his escape from France by French intelligence officers in London.

Dougall has escaped from a prisoner of war camp along with Stefan Godowski, who actually put the plan together. The two stick together until there is a Resistance-aided pick-up in France by plane. But only one can go, so they shoot dice for it. Dougall is the one to leave.

Upon meeting with the Intelligence agents, Dougall says that he hopes Godowski made it and wants to know what happened. As it turns out, although the agents wanted Dougall's story about how he was helped along the way, they already knew it.

Good story, but it was too low-key for what the government wanted from Hitchcock - a real rah-rah story and big ending concerning the Resistance.Instead, it showed ordinary people taking risks, which I found moving and effective.

An old woman I knew was in Vienna studying just before the war broke out and, for academic reasons, went looking for Heinrich Mann, who was hiding out in France. (And I just saw a film about this very thing, Varian's War). On the beach, she saw a man and woman playing ball on the beach, and the ball kept landing near her. They turned out to be members of the Resistance.

I believe she did find Mann in a bar somewhere, but what impressed her (and me) is that this couple told her that they would never quit their work until Nazism was defeated.

In the end, I think Hitchcock told the right story. It's not the big triumph but the work that people do leading up to it, sometimes small things, that win a war.


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