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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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Technical Specs

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: All right, look, I haven't robbed a bank, I haven't killed anybody, and I'm not an international spy. Do you believe that?
Chris Kenneth: I'll try.
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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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Featured in Crime Wave: 50 Movie Mega Pack (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Romance
Music by Joseph Kosma
Lyrics by Henri Bassis
Sung by Juliette Gréco
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Fine example of the period
12 October 2007 | by fagin-3See all my reviews

Just saw this on CTN's Hatten narrated classics.

The previous comments all seem to complain about the writing, the pacing, the lack of chemistry...

I thought the movie was excellent--better Hitchcock than most Hitchcock's I've seen. The locations were beautiful, I thought Ford and Brooks were very likable and nuanced. The plot was no thinner than many adventure flicks I've seen, and if one accepts that the glove really *is* touched by God, the movie takes on a really interesting dimension.

Excellent film. Riveting throughout.

8 out of 10


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