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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:

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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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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 »

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Referenced in Ingrid Bergman Remembered (1996) See more »

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La Marseillaise
(1792) (uncredited)
Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
In the score when the eternal flame is shown
Reprised in the score at the end
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A fine film of war-time Paris
10 December 2005 | by richard-abramsSee all my reviews

Pay no attention to high-brow detractors; if you want to see a luminous Ingrid Bergman and a world-weary Charles Boyer at their film noir best, run--do not walk--to your nearest store and buy this film (VHS only, unfortunately).

Do not expect sparks to fly between these war-time lovers--Bergman as a kept woman carried along willy-nilly by forces beyond her control, and Boyer as a physician and resistance member on the run in occupied Paris--their encounters are brief and ill-starred, save only for the deep tenderness that occasionally surfaces, especially at the film's end.

Casablanca it's not, but it will disappoint no lover of this genre.


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