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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.

Director:

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:

WHAT A THRILL! Startling drama of a stranded Yankee flyer and a Parisian beauty! 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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) 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

Keenan Wynn was listed in an early production chart as a cast member, and Hans Conried was in a news item as a cast member, but neither were in the final release print. See more »

Quotes

Michelle 'Mike' de la Becque: Being safe isn't nearly as important in this world as it used to be.
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Referenced in Xtro (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

La Marseillaise
(1792) (uncredited)
Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Variations played in the score throughout
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A nice surprise
13 November 2015 | by Martin BradleySee all my reviews

Crawford is excellent as a rich French bitch who discovers her patriotism and a slightly softer side to her character when Hitler invades France. John Wayne is the American flyer she gets involved with. The movie is "Reunion in France", a very early Jules Dassin, and it's a good one even if it does fall short of classic status. The plot involves Crawford's suspicions that her fiancée Philip Dorn is a Nazi collaborator, while at the same time helping Wayne escape from the Gestapo and Dassin rings a good deal of suspense from it. The first-rate supporting cast includes John Carradine, Albert Basserman, Henry Daniel, Reginald Owen and in a small and uncredited part of a salesgirl, an up-and-coming starlet called Ava Gardener.


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