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La bandera (1935)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, War | 2 May 1939 (USA)
Pierre Gilieth has committed a murder in Paris. He flees to Barcelona, where he runs out of money. So he joins the Spanish Foreign Legion. He meets there two fellow countrymen, Mulot and ... See full summary »

Director:

Julien Duvivier

Writers:

Pierre Dumarchais (novel) (as Pierre MacOrlan), Julien Duvivier (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Annabella ... Aischa la Slaoui
Jean Gabin ... Pierre Gilieth
Robert Le Vigan ... Fernando Lucas
Raymond Aimos Raymond Aimos ... Marcel Mulot
Pierre Renoir ... Le capitaine Weller
Gaston Modot ... Le légionnaire Muller
Margo Lion ... Planche-à-Pain
Charles Granval ... Le ségovien
Reine Paulet Reine Paulet ... Rosita
Viviane Romance ... La fille de Barcelone
Jesús Castro Blanco Jesús Castro Blanco ... Le sergent
Robert Ozanne Robert Ozanne ... Le légionnaire tatoué
Maurice Lagrenée Maurice Lagrenée ... Siméon
Louis Florencie Louis Florencie ... Gorlier
Little Jacky Little Jacky ... Le légionnaire Weber
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Storyline

Pierre Gilieth has committed a murder in Paris. He flees to Barcelona, where he runs out of money. So he joins the Spanish Foreign Legion. He meets there two fellow countrymen, Mulot and Lucas. He tries to forget his fault... but Lucas's friendship soon appears to be less unselfish... Written by Yepok

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Taglines:

NO escape or flight! NO escape in love! The PAST is never dead! See more »

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Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

2 May 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escape from Yesterday See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. See more »

Quotes

concierge: Hey, you speak Spanish now!
Pierre Gilieth: No, but I understand the situation.
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Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Une histoire seule (1989) See more »

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Les Miserables meets Beau Geste
13 May 2004 | by pathertoSee all my reviews

I grabbed La Bandara because it reunited Jean Gabin and Julien Duvivier, whose Pepe le Moko is a noir masterpiece. I'll give it a few points because Gabin is in it, but the clumsy plot, cheap sets and the ludicrous Annabella making like an Arab princess put the film on my `to sell' shelf. If you watch it, you'll find yourself asking, why didn't the idiots build the fort *around* the well, instead of a deadly few yards away from it. And why use tin roofs in the middle of the desert? But by then the sheer perversity of contrivance that makes up the script should numb you to any further contemplation.


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