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Joan of Paris (1942)

Passed | | Drama, Romance, War | 20 January 1942 (USA)
An RAF squadron is brought down over occupied France. The flyers get to Paris in spite of the fact that the youngest, Baby, is injured. He must be hidden and his wounds cared for. The Gestapo has already issued orders for their arrest.

Director:

Robert Stevenson

Writers:

Charles Bennett (screenplay), Ellis St. Joseph (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michèle Morgan ... Joan (as Michele Morgan)
Paul Henreid ... Paul Lavallier
Thomas Mitchell ... Father Antoine
Laird Cregar ... Herr Funk
May Robson ... Mlle. Rosay
Alexander Granach ... Gestapo Agent
Alan Ladd ... Baby
Jack Briggs ... Robin
James Monks James Monks ... Splinter
Richard Fraser ... Geoffrey
Paul Weigel Paul Weigel ... Janitor
John Abbott ... English Spy
The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir ... Choir (as The Robert Mitchell Boychoir)
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Storyline

An RAF squadron is brought down over occupied France. The flyers get to Paris in spite of the fact that the youngest, Baby, is injured. He must be hidden and his wounds cared for. The Gestapo has already issued orders for their arrest.

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TERROR MARKED THEM FOR ITS QUARRY! Striking drama of a Free-French flier, stalked by the Gestapo in today's darkened Paris...and a girl whose yearning for his arms plunges her, too, into peril! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The working title of this film was Joan of Arc. See more »

Quotes

Joan: I think a woman's place is to make a man happy, not to ask questions and be curious.
Mlle. Rosay: My dear, you shouldn't have any trouble whatsoever in getting an husband.
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Crazy Credits

The film's title, and most of the credits for cast and crew, are shown as labels on a champagne bottle. See more »

Connections

Edited from The Gay Divorcee (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Let it Bother You
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by a chorus in a nightclub
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User Reviews

 
Superb Early WW2 Escape Thriller
8 March 2003 | by craig_smith9See all my reviews

Five pilots are shot down over France and escape to Paris. Their mission is to contact British Intelligence and escape back to Britain. This movie makes you feel that you are indeed in Paris. Most of the action takes place at night and then makes brilliant use of shadows to heighten the suspense. The movie centers around a barmaid, Joan, and her growing relationship with Paul. Surrounding this is the Gestapo's growing presence as they work at catching the fliers. With all that is happening, the movie takes time for Paul and Joan to look to the future and grow ever more in love. The last 1/3 of the movie deals with Paul's attempts to get away from a Gestapo agent intent on following him and capturing the other fliers. Very suspenseful. Finally, one of the great roles in the movie, that of the Nazi chief in Paris, is Herr Funk (played by Laird Cregar. He dominates every scene that he is in. He truly adds a great touch to the movie. The movie would not have been as dramatic as it was without him. 8/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

20 January 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jeanne de Paris See more »

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Budget:

$666,000 (estimated)
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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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