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The Battle of the Rails (1946)

Bataille du rail (original title)
This movie is a story about French railroad workers who were part of organized resistance during the German WW2 occupation.

Director:

René Clément

Writers:

René Clément (scenario), Colette Audry (dialogue)
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3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marcel Barnault Marcel Barnault ... Cheminot (as Barnault)
Jean Clarieux Jean Clarieux ... Lampin (as Clarieux)
Jean Daurand Jean Daurand ... Cheminot (as Daurand)
Jacques Desagneaux Jacques Desagneaux ... Athos (as Desagneaux)
François Joux François Joux ... Cheminot (as Joux)
Pierre Latour Pierre Latour ... Cheminot (as Latour)
Tony Laurent Tony Laurent ... Camargue
Robert Le Ray Robert Le Ray ... Chef de gare (as Leray)
Pierre Lozach Pierre Lozach ... Cheminot (as Lozach)
Pierre Mindaist Pierre Mindaist ... Cheminot (as Mindaist)
Léon Pauléon Léon Pauléon ... Chef de gare St-André (as Pauleon)
Fernand Rauzéna Fernand Rauzéna ... Cheminot (as Rauzena)
Redon Redon ... Mecanicien
Michel Salina Michel Salina ... Allemand (as Salina)
Max Woll Max Woll ... Officier Allemand
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This movie is a story about French railroad workers who were part of organized resistance during the German WW2 occupation.

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Genres:

Drama | War

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Trivia

Won the first Prix International du Jury at the Cannes Film Festival. See more »

Crazy Credits

(in cast) et Les cheminots de France See more »

Connections

Featured in Cannes... les 400 coups (1997) See more »

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Neo-realist French style.
28 January 1999 | by DukeEmanSee all my reviews

Rene Clement's first feature about the French rail workers who under the strangle hold of the dirty Nazis put up a fight by causing chaos with the running of the trains. A neo-realist style with unprofessional actors.


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Country:

France

Language:

French | German

Release Date:

27 February 1946 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Battle of the Rails See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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