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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.

Director:

Lewis Milestone

Writers:

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

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Drama | Romance | War

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MPAA chief Joseph Breen made the studio tone down the excessive violence in the script. The scene in which Ravic kills Haake also included him stuffing him in the trunk, stripping him naked, burying him and burning his clothes, all eventually cut from the film. Breen also objected to the murder going unpunished, but later rationalized it as an act of war, since it was committed on the eve of the outbreak of WWII. See more »

Quotes

Joan Madou: He wanted to kill me. They always talk about it but they never do.
[laughs]
Joan Madou: You wouldn't want to kill me.
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Connections

Featured in Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Ingrid is Gorgeous; Laughton is a Nazi.
16 August 1998 | by Pem-3See all my reviews

This is certainly not Ingrid Bergman's best movie, though her performance as Joan, and Boyer's as Ravic, are terrific. But you will never see a more beautiful Ingrid than in the magnificent black and white =chiaroscuro= of Russell Metty's photography, and Ingrid is very touching as the "lost woman" hinted at but never fully realized in "Casablanca" and "Notorious." Even considering that Bergman was gorgeous on screen for almost forty years, her stunning image in this somewhat confused thriller-soap opera, is worth the price of admission; plus the dialogue is pretty good, and you get to see Charles Laughton as an evil Nazi colonel!


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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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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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