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So Ends Our Night (1941)

Story about three German refugees during World War II who are always hiding, always in fear of deportation.

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John Cromwell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fredric March ... Josef Steiner
Margaret Sullavan ... Ruth Holland
Frances Dee ... Marie Steiner
Glenn Ford ... Ludwig Kern
Anna Sten ... Lilo
Erich von Stroheim ... Brenner
Allan Brett Allan Brett ... Leo Marrill
Joseph Cawthorn ... Leopold Potzloch
Leonid Kinskey ... The Chicken
Alexander Granach ... The Pole
Roman Bohnen ... Mr. Kern
Sig Ruman ... Ammers (as Sig Rumann)
William Stack William Stack ... Professor Meyer
Lionel Royce Lionel Royce ... Barnekrogg
Ernst Deutsch Ernst Deutsch ... Dr. Behr
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Story about three German refugees during World War II who are always hiding, always in fear of deportation.

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HERE IS THE PICTURE YOU WILL SEE WITH YOUR HEART! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ainsi finit notre nuit See more »

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Budget:

$401,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Uneven War Drama
9 April 2010 | by kenjhaSee all my reviews

This film focuses on the plight of Jews fleeing Nazi Germany. It is fairly well made but the script, based on a novel by famed writer Remarque, tends to wander rather aimlessly, making for a less than compelling film. March is fine as a man who has escaped from a concentration camp, leaving behind his beloved wife in Germany. In one of his earliest roles, baby-faced Ford turns in an impressive performance as March's fellow escapee. Sullavan, in one of her last films, is also good as Ford's love interest. Dee gets third billing, but has only a few minutes of screen time as March's wife. The film looks good visually, but the pacing leaves something to be desired.


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