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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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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

Count Paul Rona: You look different. Perhaps it's because we met in the dark.
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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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39 Steps meets The Maltese Falcon
21 June 2009 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

Was pleasantly surprised by this one. More exciting than I had expected, it holds your interest throughout save for one instance. The normally bland Glenn Ford was effective and compelling as the returning WWII soldier trying to find the valuable icon in question and George Macready was a convincing 'bad guy'.

The instance in question, during which the picture throws out its anchor, wastes about 15 minutes of screen time as Ford and Geraldine Brooks do a 39 Steps-like turn as a pretend-married couple. Donat and Carroll did it better, but in "The Green Glove" it gave a comedic touch to a film which did not need it.

I thought the scenery and the location shots were spectacular, particularly a chase over a goat path high in the mountains. Director Mate was in his oeuvre here as he was an excellent photographer but an average director. But the scenery and several other shots made me wish I could have seen this one on the big screen.


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