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Paris brûle-t-il? ()


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The departure of the German Army from Paris in 1944.

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Pierrelot - Yvon Morandat
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Docteur Monod
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Françoise Labé
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Lieutenant Henri Karcher
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GI in Tank (as Georges Chakiris)
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Colonel Rol-Tanguy
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Colonel Lebel
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Jacques Chaban-Delmas
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Gen. George S. Patton Jr.
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Cerat - Alexandre Parodi
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Lt. Gen. Omar N. Bradley
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General Dietrich von Choltitz (as Gert Froebe)
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Yves Bayet
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The Baker
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General Jodl
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Lieutenant von Arnim
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Sgt. Marcel Bizien
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Sgt. Warren
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Edgard Pisani
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Capitaine Ebernach
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General Leclerc
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Cafe Owner
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Brig. General Wm L. Sibert
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Capitaine Serge
Pierre Vaneck ...
Maj. Roger Gallois
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Claire Morandat
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Charlie, un soldat U.S.
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Consul Raoul Nordling
Michel Etcheverry ...
Préfet Luizet
Billy Frick ...
Adolf Hitler
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General von Voineburg (as Ernst Fritz Fuerbringer)
Konrad Georg ...
Gen. Field Marshal Model
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Commandant prison de Fresnes
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Georges Landrieu
Paloma Matta ...
Lilane Charvet, la jeune mariée
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Commandant SS à Pantin (as Guenter Meisner)
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Joliot-Curie
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Policeman / Le gendarme
Christian Rode ...
Soldat allemand brûlé
Helmuth Schneider ...
Adjudant allemand métro
Otto Stern ...
Soldat allemand métro
Tony Taffin ...
Bernard Labé
Jean Valmont ...
F.F.I. bazooka
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SS - tapisserie de Bayeux (as Karl Otto Alberty)
Pierre Collet ...
Un policier résistant
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Priest
Germaine de France ...
Old lady
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Agent de liaison F.F.I.
Michel Gonzalès ...
Étudiant résistant
Peter Jacob ...
Génaral Burgdorf / Gen. Burgdorf
Hubert de Lapparent ...
L'huissier à Matignon
Roger Lumont ...
Jade Amicol
Pierre Mirat ...
Patron du bistro Medicis
Francis Nani ...
Étudiant resistant
Peter Neusser ...
SS - tapisserie de Bayeux
Sébastien Poitrenaud ...
Étudiant resistant
Jean-Michel Rouzière ...
Le monsieur au petit chien
Georges Staquet ...
Capitaine Dronne
Hénia Suchar ...
La standardiste de la préfecture
Claude Vernier ...
Prisonnier allemand
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Georges Aminel ...
(uncredited) (voice)
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Foot passenger (uncredited)
Georges Ass ...
Un prisonnier à Pantin (uncredited)
Philippe Baronnet ...
A resister (uncredited)
Michel Berger ...
Chief of Explosives (uncredited)
Georges Bidault ...
Himself (in victory walk) (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Paul Bisciglia ...
Un homme sur un char (uncredited)
Paul Bonifas ...
Mayor (uncredited)
Gerhard Bormann ...
(uncredited)
Colette Brosset ...
(uncredited)
Georges Béreux ...
(uncredited)
Georges Carnazzo ...
(uncredited)
Adrien Cayla-Legrand ...
Un prisonnier à Pantin (uncredited)
Georges Claisse ...
Intern with Monod (uncredited)
Louis Daquin ...
(uncredited)
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Himself (in victory walk) (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Une Parisienne (uncredited)
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A young resister (uncredited)
Guy Di Rigo ...
A G.I. (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
Pierre Fabrice ...
(uncredited)
André Falcon ...
Member of Resistance council (uncredited)
Pascal Fardoulis ...
Gilet (uncredited)
Roland Fleury ...
A G.I. (uncredited)
Michel Fugain ...
A young resistant (uncredited)
Monique Fusier ...
(uncredited)
Lutz Gabor ...
German officer (uncredited)
Clara Gansard ...
Wife of Col. Tanguy (uncredited)
Marcel Gassouk ...
Un prisonnier allemand (uncredited)
Rol Gauffin ...
(uncredited)
Jeanne Herviale ...
Bit part (uncredited)
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Huhm (uncredited)
Jean-Pierre Honoré ...
Alain Perpezat (uncredited)
Nicole Jonesco ...
(uncredited)
Catherine Kamenka ...
Diane (uncredited)
Billy Kearns ...
Patton Aide (uncredited)
Pierre Koenig ...
Himself (in victory walk) (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Jacques Lalande ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Viviane Landford ...
(uncredited)
Joëlle LaTour ...
Young Girl with Warren (uncredited)
André Le Troquer ...
Himself (in victory walk) (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Jacques Leclerc ...
Himself (in victory walk) (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Rudy Lenoir ...
German officer (uncredited)
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Debu-Bridel (uncredited)
Rico Lopez ...
(uncredited)
Jacques Léonard ...
American soldier (uncredited)
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Stella (uncredited)
Philippe March ...
Roland Pré (uncredited)
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Intelligence Officer Powell (uncredited)
Mike Marshall ...
F.F.I. (uncredited)
Yves-Marie Maurin ...
(uncredited)
Raymond Meunier ...
(uncredited)
Jean Michaud ...
Le commandant à Matignon (uncredited)
Harald Momm ...
Colonel Jay (uncredited)
Georges Montant ...
A doctor (uncredited)
Russ Moro ...
(uncredited)
Del Negro ...
Officer with Chaban-Delmas (uncredited)
Jean Négroni ...
Villon (uncredited)
Alexandre Parodi ...
Himself (in victory walk) (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Roger Pera ...
A G.I. (uncredited)
Raymond Pierson ...
(uncredited)
Policard ...
(uncredited)
Alain Pommier ...
Franjoux (uncredited)
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Landrieux (uncredited)
Jacques Pradel ...
Un soldat allemand (uncredited)
Jacques Préboist ...
L'homme qui se rase à sa fenêtre (uncredited)
Michel Puterflam ...
Laffont (uncredited)
Serge Rousseau ...
Col. Fabien (uncredited)
André Rouyer ...
(uncredited)
Tony Rödel ...
Un officier allemand invité de Von Choltiz / German officer (uncredited)
Michel Sales ...
Galois's friend (uncredited)
Jacques Santi ...
A resistant (uncredited)
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A young resistant (uncredited)
Wolfgang Sauer ...
Hégel (uncredited)
Pierre Tamin ...
Maurannes (uncredited)
Jean-Paul Tribout ...
A young resistant (uncredited)
Ronald Urban ...
German soldier (uncredited)
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Une jeune femme (uncredited)
Pierre Vaudier ...
(uncredited)
Hans Verner ...
(uncredited)
Joe Warfield ...
Major with Chaban-Delmas (uncredited)
Joachim Westhoff ...
German officer with Claire (uncredited)
Dominique Zardi ...
(uncredited)
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Cpl. Mayer (uncredited)

Directed by

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René Clément

Written by

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Larry Collins ... (book) and
Dominique Lapierre ... (book)
 
Gore Vidal ... (screenplay) and
Francis Ford Coppola ... (screenplay)
 
Marcel Moussy ... (additional material for French scenes)
 
Beate von Molo ... (additional material for German scenes)
 
Jean Aurenche ... ()
 
Yves Boisset ... () (uncredited)
 
Pierre Bost ... ()
 
Claude Brulé ... ()

Produced by

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Paul Graetz ... producer

Music by

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Maurice Jarre

Cinematography by

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Marcel Grignon

Film Editing by

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Robert Lawrence

Editorial Department

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Annie Charvein ... assistant editor
Catherine Gabrielidis ... assistant editor
Catherine Gascuel ... assistant editor
Françoise Merville ... assistant editor

Production Design by

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Willy Holt

Art Direction by

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Marc Frédérix
Pierre Guffroy

Costume Design by

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Pierre Nourry
Jean Zay

Makeup Department

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Aïda Carange ... makeup artist
Michel Deruelle ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Louis Daquin ... production manager: second unit
C.O. Erickson ... executive production manager
Lucien Lippens ... assistant unit manager
Roger Mercanton ... associate production manager
Louis Wipf ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Yves Boisset ... assistant director
Christian Sarramia ... assistant director (as Christian Saramia)
André Smagghe ... second unit director
Michel Wyn ... assistant director

Art Department

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Roger Volper ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Jacques Carrère ... sound re-recordist
Denise Charvein ... sound editor
Daniel Couteau ... sound effects
Johnny Dwyre ... sound editor
Jean Nény ... sound re-recordist
Alex Pront ... sound re-recordist
William Robert Sivel ... recording director (as William R. Sivel)
John Aldred ... music recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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R.A. MacDonald ... special effects (as Robert MacDonald)
A. Paul Pollard ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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André Domage ... camera operator
Georges Pastier ... camera operator
Jean Tournier ... director of photography: second unit
Pierre Willemin ... camera operator

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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John C. Hammell ... music editor (as John Hammell)
Maurice Jarre ... conductor

Other crew

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Guy Calvet ... production consultant
Roger Morand ... administrator
Yvette Vérité ... continuity
Georges Aminel ... voice dubbing: Consul Raoul Nordling (uncredited)
Claude Bertrand ... voice dubbing: Géneral Dietrich von Choltitz (uncredited)
Robert Dalban ... voice dubbing: Un officier allemand et un geôlier (uncredited)
Phillip Kenny ... production assistant (uncredited)
Bernard Musson ... voice dubbing: Un aide de Von Choltitz (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In this sprawling, star-laden film, we see the struggles of various French resistance factions to regain control of Paris near the end of World War II. The Nazi general in charge of Paris, Dietrich von Cholitz (Fröbe), is under orders from Hitler himself to burn the city if he cannot control it or if the Allies get too close. Much of the drama centers around the moral deliberations of the general, the Swedish ambassador (Welles), and the eager but desperate leaders of the resistance. Written by Carl J. Youngdahl

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Also Known As
  • Is Paris Burning? (Canada, English title)
  • Is Paris Burning? (World-wide, English title)
  • ¿Arde París? (Spain)
  • Paris yaniyor (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Brandt Parijs? (Netherlands)
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  • 175 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia One of the main reasons for the movie being filmed in black and white, was the Nazi flags. The French authorities refused to allow red and black Nazi flags to fly in Paris, even for a movie. They agreed only to have black and gray flags. See more »
Goofs At the end of the movie, the lieutenant Henri Karcher calls his father to tell him he has just captured a general. Actually, his father died in 1914. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014). See more »
Crazy Credits The end credit sequence is in color. See more »
Quotes Lieutenant Henri Karcher: [over the phone to his father] Hello, Papa? This is Lieutenant Karcher. Your son. In spite of your pessimstic view of my military career, I'd like to announce I've just made some prisoners of the general in command of Paris at the Hotel Maurice. He surrendered to me. But I'm still very bad at drill.
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