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Passage to Marseille ()


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Five patriotic convicts are helped to escape imprisonment in Devil's Island so they can fight for occupied Free French forces against the Nazis.

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Jean Matrac
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Capt. Freycinet
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Paula Matrac (as Michele Morgan)
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Renault
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Maj. Duval
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Marius
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Petit
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Garou
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Manning
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Capt. Patain Malo
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Grandpere
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Chief Engineer (as Edward Ciannelli)
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Singer
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Seaman (uncredited)
Charles Andre ...
Navigator (uncredited)
Robert Appel ...
Guard (uncredited)
John Bagni ...
Seaman (uncredited)
Albert Baldo ...
Seaman (uncredited)
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Frenchman (uncredited)
Carmen Beretta ...
Petit's Wife (uncredited)
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Second Mate (uncredited)
Walter Bonn ...
Prison Official (uncredited)
Frederic Brunn ...
Bijou (uncredited)
Peter Camlin ...
French Sergeant (uncredited)
André Charlot ...
Judge (uncredited)
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Jourdain (uncredited)
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Grocer's Wife (uncredited)
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Chief Guard (uncredited)
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Rosalie - Mayor's Wife (uncredited)
Franklin D'Amour ...
Seaman (uncredited)
John Daheim ...
Seaman (uncredited)
George Davis ...
Jacques - Waiter (uncredited)
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Raoul Doulaine (uncredited)
Adrian Droeshout ...
Guard (uncredited)
Diane DuBois ...
Petit's Daughter (uncredited)
Demetris Emanuel ...
Seaman (uncredited)
Fred Essler ...
Prosper - Mayor (uncredited)
Richard Flato ...
Bombardier (uncredited)
Anatol Frikin ...
Crazy Convict (uncredited)
Hal Gerard ...
Guard (uncredited)
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Thug Wrecking Newspaper Office (uncredited)
Charles La Torre ...
Lt. Lenoir (uncredited)
Oscar Loraine ...
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Harro Meller ...
German Pilot (uncredited)
Louis Mercier ...
Engineer (uncredited)
Victor Metzetti ...
Guard (uncredited)
Peter Miles ...
Jean Matrac Jr. (uncredited)
Suzette O'Neill ...
Flower Woman (uncredited)
Alex Papana ...
Lookout (uncredited)
Tony Paton ...
Emil (uncredited)
David Powell ...
English Radio Operator (uncredited)
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Older Guard (uncredited)
Georges Renavent ...
Guard (uncredited)
Sylvain Robert ...
Lieutenant (uncredited)
William Roy ...
Mess Boy (uncredited)
Harry Semels ...
Cayenne Prison Colony Guard (uncredited)
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First Mate (uncredited)
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Sailor Crewman on Boat Deck (uncredited)
Bernard Sommer ...
Bombardier (uncredited)
Raymond St. Albin ...
Medical Officer (uncredited)
Maurice St. Clair ...
Dompierre (uncredited)
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Lt. Hastings (uncredited)
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Seaman (uncredited)
Donald Stuart ...
Military Driver (uncredited)
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Sergeant of the Guards (uncredited)
Louis Trevis ...
Bombardier (uncredited)
Roger Valmy ...
Rocroi (uncredited)
Juan Varro ...
Gunner at Field (uncredited)
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French Airfield Radio Man (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michael Curtiz

Written by

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Casey Robinson ... (screenplay) and
Jack Moffitt ... (screenplay)
 
Charles Nordhoff ... (novel) and
James Norman Hall ... (novel)
 
Elick Moll ... (contributor to screenplay) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Hal B. Wallis ... producer
Jack L. Warner ... executive producer

Music by

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Max Steiner

Cinematography by

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James Wong Howe

Film Editing by

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Owen Marks

Art Direction by

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Carl Jules Weyl

Set Decoration by

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George James Hopkins

Costume Design by

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Leah Rhodes ... (gowns)

Makeup Department

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Perc Westmore ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Eric Stacey ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Frank Heath ... assistant director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Everett Alton Brown ... sound

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Jack Cosgrove ... special effects director (as Jack R. Cosgrove)
Edwin B. DuPar ... special effects (as Edwin Du Par)
Roy Davidson ... special effects (uncredited)
Byron Haskin ... special effects (uncredited)
Harry Redmond Jr. ... special effects (uncredited)
Don Siegel ... special effects (uncredited)
Rex Wimpy ... special effects (uncredited)

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Harvey Parry ... stunts (uncredited)
Buster Wiles ... stunt double: Humphrey Bogart (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ben Colman ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Leo F. Forbstein ... musical director
Leonid Raab ... orchestral arranger

Other crew

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Herschel Daugherty ... dialogue director
James Leicester ... montages
Sylvain Robert ... technical advisor
Sterling Campbell ... military advisor (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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. Written by Ed Stephan

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Also Known As
  • Message to Marseille (United States)
  • Passage pour Marseille (France)
  • Cap sur Marseille (France)
  • Pasaje para Marsella (Spain)
  • Passagem Para Marselha (Brazil)
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  • 109 min
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Trivia During filming, Lauren Bacall was brought to the set in order to gauge her chemistry with Humphrey Bogart, with whom she would soon be co-starring in To Have and Have Not (1944). This was the famous duo's first meeting, though it would be months before their romance began. See more »
Goofs We see the plane during bombing runs being attacked by anti-aircraft artillery and fighters at the same time. This would not happen as the fighters would stay outside the area when AAA is firing on the planes; as they would be shot down by their own guns. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Bacall on Bogart (1988). See more »
Soundtracks Someday I'll Meet You Again See more »
Quotes Captain Freycinet: It's a fine day.
Renault: Any day that takes us closer to France is a fine day.
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