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Status: Released

Runtime: 90

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Language: en

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3.0/10 (5 votes)


French soldiers (Jean-Pierre Aumont, Gene Kelly) surrender to lying Nazis and are herded into a barbaric prison camp.


MGM's drama of the fighting French!


Director: Tay Garnett
Writers: , , , ,

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Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly
as Victor

Cedric Hardwicke

Cedric Hardwicke
as Father Sebastian

Peter Lorre

Peter Lorre
as le sergent Berger

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A review by John Chard

Tight film making across the board.

The Cross of Lorraine is directed by Tay Garnett {The Postman Always Rings Twice/A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court} & it stars Jean-Pierre Aumont and Gene Kelly and was adapted from Hans Habe's novel A Thousand Shall Fall. The story is about French prisoners of war held by the Germans in World War II.

Yep, sure enough it's a propaganda piece, yep, sure enough it's low on budget, and, yep, the outcome will hold no surprises for anyone aware of propaganda based cinema. But don't let that in any way detract from what a tightly scripted and acted... read the rest.


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