As French bomber crews prepare an air raid from a base in England, we learn the story of Matrac, a French journalist who opposed the Munich Pact. Framed for murder and sent to Devil's Island, he and four others escape. They are on a ship bound for Marseilles when France surrenders and fascist sympathizer Major Duval tries to seize the ship for Vichy.
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Did You Know?
One of the few films to employ a flashback within a flashback within a flashback. This film is often seen as an attempt to recapture the magic of Casablanca
(1942), which many of this film's key players were a part. Some "usual suspects" include director Michael Curtiz
, stars Humphrey Bogart
and Claude Rains
, supporting and bit players Peter Lorre
, Sydney Greenstreet
, Helmut Dantine
and Corinna Mura
, writer Casey Robinson
, composer Max Steiner
, producer Hal B. Wallis
and executive producer Jack L. Warner
(both films were made by Warner Bros.). Also, Michèle Morgan
was originally cast as Ilsa in "Casablanca", but her salary demand was too high, so Ingrid Bergman
was cast instead. See more
When Paula mentions that Matrac had wanted to go to do stories in South America, Matrac agrees and mentions Guatamala and Peru. Guatamala is in Central America. See more
The British will fight.
Yes, to the last drop of French blood.
Referenced in Grim Fandango
Someday I'll Meet You Again
Music by Max Steiner
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Sung by Corinna Mura
at the nightclub
Sung also by an offscreen male voice
Played on piano by Michèle Morgan
Played often as part of the score See more