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Watch on the Rhine (1943)

Approved | | Drama | 27 August 1943 (USA)
A German-born engineer, his American wife and their children travel from Mexico to the United States to visit her family but their plans are complicated by a Romanian count.

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A German-born engineer, his American wife and their children travel from Mexico to the United States to visit her family but their plans are complicated by a Romanian count.

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On her lonesome lips a smile.

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Also Known As:

Die Wacht am Rhein  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Lukas won the very first Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama. See more »

Goofs

During the breakfast scene between Beulah Bondi and Lucile Watson, Watson's hair keeps changing between medium and close shots (from behind): It is much flatter in the scenes shot close. See more »

Quotes

Fanny Farrelly: There is a great deal of gossip about both of you.
David Farrelly: ...There is nothing to gossip about.
Fanny Farrelly: That never stopped anybody from gossiping.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Brigade Song
Written by Paul Bowles
Sung by Paul Lukas
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My favorite movie!
29 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

Probably my all-time favorite movie, a story of selflessness, sacrifice and dedication to a noble cause, but it's not preachy or boring. It just never gets old, despite my having seen it some 15 or more times in the last 25 years. Paul Lukas' performance brings tears to my eyes, and Bette Davis, in one of her very few truly sympathetic roles, is a delight. The kids are, as grandma says, more like "dressed-up midgets" than children, but that only makes them more fun to watch. And the mother's slow awakening to what's happening in the world and under her own roof is believable and startling. If I had a dozen thumbs, they'd all be "up" for this movie.


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