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The Green Glove (1952)

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 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:

USA | France

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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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 »

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Soundtracks

L'Amour est Parti
Music by Joseph Kosma
Lyrics by Henri Bassis
Sung by Juliette Gréco
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Slight tale of post-war intrigue
11 July 2002 | by JohnSealSee all my reviews

The Green Glove is a medieval relic, removed during World War II, that Glenn Ford needs to return to its proper resting place. The story isn't particularly interesting, but a fine cast, highlighted by a thoroughly radiant Geraldine Brooks, makes this one worth a look. The film also benefits from French location work and the finale--a pursuit across, up, and over some incredibly steep terrain--is positively Hitchcockian.


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