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Arise, My Love (1940)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 8 November 1940 (USA)
A dashing pilot and a vivacious reporter have romantic and dramatic adventures in Europe as World War II begins.

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Augusta Nash
... Tom Martin
... Shep
... Phillips
... Pink
... Prison Governor
... Father Jacinto
... Susie
Paul Leyssac ... Bresson
... Mme. Bresson
Stanley Logan ... Col. Tubbs-Brown
Lionel Pape ... Lord Kettlebrook
... Achille
... Botzelberg
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In 1939, American Tom Martin, who fought in the Spanish Civil War, awaits execution at the hands of the Fascist victors when reporter Augusta 'Gusto' Nash, for a scoop, aids him in an audacious escape. Of course, Tom tries to romance Gusto; but though she likes him, her career comes first, and Tom himself prefers freedom-fighting to settling down. Comedy becomes drama as their mixed feelings lead them on a circuitous path through the deepening chaos and catastrophe of the early days of World War II. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Here's the gay, glorious story of a war correspondent and a war ace...a romance that could happen only in 1940!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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8 November 1940 (USA)  »

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Adelante mi amor  »

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1.37 : 1
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Even though the French-born Claudette Colbert could speak French fluently, when she had to speak French in the film as an American, she was able to do it with an American accent. See more »

Quotes

[Father Jacinto, in Tom's cell, prepares him for death]
Father Jacinto: This is my first execution.
Tom Martin: Don't worry, Father, it's mine too.
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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Claudette Colbert (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Dream Lover
(1929) (uncredited)
Written by Victor Schertzinger
Lyrics by Clifford Grey
Sung and hummed by Claudette Colbert
Introduced in The Love Parade (1929)
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One of my all time favorite movies . . .
27 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

I am so mad at myself because I watched this in the 80's and 90's on American Movie Classics and like an idiot I didn't record it. Now I haven't seen it on any channel in years and it isn't available on VHS or DVD.

This is just such a breath of fresh air for a 1940 movie. It's a movie where the woman is as smart as the man and is allowed to show it and in the end stands tall with him instead of behind him. The dialogue is funny, which given the exceptional writers like Billy Wilder, is not surprising. Colbert and Milland have wonderful chemistry. It's a movie I adore from start to finish. Now if only Paramount would get off their arses and release this movie on DVD, I'd be thrilled.


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