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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Joan Madou
... Dr. Ravic
... Ivon Haake
... 'Col.' Boris Morosov
... Kate Bergstroem
... Dr. Veber
... Hotel Manager at the Verdun
... Madame Fessier
Stephen Bekassy ... Alex
... Tattooed Waiter
... Inspector
... Capt. Alidze
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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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6 March 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Erich Maria Remarque's Arch of Triumph  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,400,000
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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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 (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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Ingrid is Gorgeous; Laughton is a Nazi.
16 August 1998 | by See 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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