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?
Director Jean Renoir always had Charles Laughton in mind for the lead role. See more
Railroad freight cars are of North American style....not European. See more
The truth can't be allowed to live under the occupation. It's too dangerous. The occupation lives upon lies! As the whole evil world they call the New Order does.
Opening credits prologue: "Somewhere in Europe"- See more
Referenced in Inglourious Basterds
Music by Friedrich Silcher (1838)
Poem by Heinrich Heine
Played on accordion by Kent Smith
and sung by the German soldiers See more