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Arch of Triumph (1948)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, War | 6 March 1948 (USA)
Illegal refugees lead dark lives in pre-World War II Paris.

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Lewis Milestone

Writers:

Lewis Milestone (screenplay), Harry Brown (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ingrid Bergman ... Joan Madou
Charles Boyer ... Dr. Ravic
Charles Laughton ... Ivon Haake
Louis Calhern ... 'Col.' Boris Morosov
Ruth Warrick ... Kate Bergstroem
Roman Bohnen ... Dr. Veber
J. Edward Bromberg ... Hotel Manager at the Verdun
Ruth Nelson ... Madame Fessier
Stephen Bekassy Stephen Bekassy ... Alex
Curt Bois ... Tattooed Waiter
Art Smith ... Inspector
Michael Romanoff ... Capt. Alidze
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Storyline

In winter of 1938, Paris is crowded with refugees from the Nazis, who live in the black shadows of night, trying to evade deportation. One such is Dr. Ravic, who practices medicine illegally and stalks his old Nazi enemy Haake with murder in mind. One rainy night, Ravic meets Joan Madou, a kept woman cast adrift by her lover's sudden death. Against Ravic's better judgement, they become involved in a doomed affair; matters come to a crisis on the day war is declared. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The story of an outcast and a killer!

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

6 March 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Erich Maria Remarque's Arch of Triumph See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,400,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (restored)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The additional scenes written for Charles Laughton were filmed in New York City in November 1946, because Ingrid Bergman was then starring in a Broadway production of "Joan of Lorraine". See more »

Connections

Version of Arch of Triumph (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Dicitencello Vuie (Just Say I Love Her)
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Jack Val and Jimmy Dale
Lyrics by Martin Kalmanoff and Sam Ward
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a very fine film
29 October 2004 | by j-f-cantrellSee all my reviews

This is a dark, moody, WW II film that many people today cannot understand. This film is also very close to the book. The photography is as good as The Third Man, and the plot is absorbing. Charles Laughton is mis-cast as the SS (Nazi) agent but other than that the film is terrific. Louis Calhern is impressive as the Russian officer now reduced to be a doorman at a nightclub. This is a serious film made at the time of immense human suffering right after the 2nd WWar and shows the very serious attitudes of the people then. This is a film for people who value well made movies from a bygone age that had great actors and directors. The book is tougher than the movie, it was written by one of the 20th centuries great authors.


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