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Reunion in France (1942)

Passed | | Drama, Romance, War | 25 December 1942 (USA)
Frenchwoman Michele de la Becque, an opponent of the Nazis in German-occupied Paris, hides a downed American flyer, Pat Talbot, and attempts to get him safely out of the country.

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Jules Dassin

Writers:

Jan Lustig (screenplay), Marvin Borowsky (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Crawford ... Michele de la Becque
John Wayne ... Pat Talbot
Philip Dorn ... Robert Cortot
Reginald Owen ... Schultz
Albert Bassermann ... General Hugo Schroeder
John Carradine ... Ulrich Windler
Ann Ayars ... Juliette
J. Edward Bromberg ... Durand
Moroni Olsen ... Paul Grebeau
Henry Daniell ... Emile Fleuron
Howard Da Silva ... Anton Stregel (as Howard da Silva)
Charles Arnt ... Honoré
Morris Ankrum ... Martin
Edith Evanson Edith Evanson ... Genevieve
Ernst Deutsch Ernst Deutsch ... Captain (as Ernest Dorian)
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Storyline

Frenchwoman Michele de la Becque, an opponent of the Nazis in German-occupied Paris, hides a downed American flyer, Pat Talbot, and attempts to get him safely out of the country. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Taglines:

The Picture Of The Hour! France In Open Revolt! Leaping From The Headlines! The Underground Of Paris! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | French

Release Date:

25 December 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Reunion See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Howard Da Silva, who played the Nazi secret agent in a street scene, would later play MGM boss Louis B. Mayer in the film version of star Joan Crawford's life, Mommie Dearest (1981). See more »

Quotes

Michelle 'Mike' de la Becque: There is something you and/or the German army can do. Nevermind, I'm sure it's punishable by death.
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Featured in Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 5 in C Minor
(1809) (uncredited)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Excerpt from the first movement played on the radio in Cortot's apartment
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Starts out strong
20 October 2004 | by BumpyRideSee all my reviews

I was enjoying this movie very much until John Wayne arrived on the scene. Suddenly, after his arrival the movie breaks down and becomes a mess of clichés and silliness. The first half dealing with France being occupied, and how it impacted the lives of the French was quite interesting. The Nazi's of course were portrayed as inept, bumbling idiots. One can't help but notice that in this movie, Joan has perfected her definitive "Joan Crawford" look. The hair, the look, the clothes all come together here. Too bad the movie couldn't stay on track, but I guess Joan did need at least two lovers per movie. The chemistry between Joan and John works, but John looks like he'd rather be lassoing wild horses than capturing Nazi's!


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