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The Green Glove (1952)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 28 February 1952 (USA)
An ex-soldier and his new girlfriend comb France for a valuable relic...which others are willing to kill for.

Director:

Rudolph Maté

Writers:

Charles Bennett (story), Charles Bennett (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Glenn Ford ... Michael 'Mike' Blake
Geraldine Brooks ... Christine 'Chris' Kenneth
Cedric Hardwicke ... Father Goron
George Macready ... Count Paul Rona
Gaby André ... Gaby Saunders
Jany Holt ... The Countess
Roger Tréville ... Police Insp. Faubert
Juliette Gréco ... Singer (scenes deleted)
Georges Tabet Georges Tabet ... Jacques Piotet
Meg Lemonnier ... Madame Piotet
Paul Bonifas Paul Bonifas ... Inspector
Jean Bretonnière ... Singer
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Storyline

In World War II France, American soldier Michael Blake captures, then loses Nazi-collaborator art thief Paul Rona, who leaves behind a gem studded gauntlet (a stolen religious relic). Years later, financial reverses lead Mike to return in search of the object. In Paris, he must dodge mysterious followers and a corpse that's hard to explain; so he and attractive tour guide Christine decamp on a cross-country pursuit that becomes love on the run...then takes yet another turn. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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In This Deadly Game... He Could Lose Only Once!


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Details

Country:

France | USA

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

28 February 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gauntlet See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

George Macready, who plays Count Rona, is also an art collector in real life, just like his onscreen character in this film. See more »

Goofs

Jany Holt (The Countess") refers to her manservant as Pierre; however, there is no such name entered in the list of characters. See more »

Quotes

Michael Blake: If you've got anything to say to me, you'll come to me and say it!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown over what appears to be a gauntlet, "the famous green glove" described by the narrator immediately following the credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Colony: Tamam Shud (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Romance
Music by Joseph Kosma
Lyrics by Henri Bassis
Sung by Juliette Gréco
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rarely shown Glenn Ford
3 November 2015 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

The story opens with a priest finding a gauntlet and a dead soldier, and he is glad to see that "the famous green glove" has returned.... the rest of the story is the flashback where we see the events leading up to this. Glenn Ford is Mike Blake, American, post war. He makes pals with local french girl "Chris" in Paris, who is a tour guide (Geraldine Brooks). They are questioned by the gendarme when a dead man shows up in Mike's room. Sound quality is TERRIBLE, and the picture quality is just OK, and this was probably made from a public domain copy. Lots of running about, adventures, train rides. People who claim not to speak English, but react violently when they eavesdrop. Traipsing around castles. It's okay.... the story is kind of over the river and through the woods. Dramatic musical score. The acting is fine.... just that the story kind of drags. Turner shows this one about once a year. rare find for Glenn Ford fans. This one, sometimes called "the white road" is also part of the four-pack of Mystery Classics from TreeLine Films, 2004.

Written by Charles Bennett, who worked with Hitchcock on TONS of stuff. was even nominated for an Oscar for Foreign Correspondent. Directed by Rudolph Mate; HE was nominated for FIVE Oscars in the 1940s. didn't win.


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