Albert Lory is a teacher at a school in German-occupied France. He is a coward, but he is drawn into the actions of the resistance. Arrested by the Germans because of an alleged murder, a German officer promises him freedom, if he is willing to collaborate against French resistance (by discontinuing his defense speech, which is arousing the citizens in court).
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Did You Know?
This film's earliest documented telecast took place in New York City Monday 14 May 1956 on WOR (Channel 9); it immediately became a popular favorite among home viewers as it first aired in Memphis Thursday 24 May 1956 on WHBQ (Channel 13), in Salt Lake City Friday 8 June 1956 on KUTV (Channel 2), in Altoona Wednesday 4 July 1956 on WFBG (Channel 10), in San Francisco Saturday 4 August 1956 on KPIX (Channel 5), in Los Angeles Tuesday 14 August 1956 on KHJ (Channel 9), in both Philadelphia and Dayton Saturday 17 November 1956 on WFIL (Channel 6) and on WLW-D (Channel 2), in Pittsburgh Monday 19 November 1956 on KDKA (Channel 2), in New Haven Sunday 25 November 1956 on WNHC (Channel 8), in Chicago Saturday 8 December 1956 on WBKB (Channel 7), and in Cincinnati Friday 4 January 1957 on WLW-T (Channel 5). See more
Railroad freight cars are of North American style....not European. See more
Major Erich von Keller
After all, what is the United States? A charming cocktail of Irish and Jews. Very spectacular; but, very childish. And England? A few old ladies wearing their grandfathers' leather britches.
Opening credits prologue: "Somewhere in Europe"- See more
Music by Friedrich Silcher (1838)
Poem by Heinrich Heine
Played on accordion by Kent Smith
and sung by the German soldiers See more