Grand Illusion (1937)

TP 1937-09-12 (US) DramaHistoryWar 1h 54m
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A Great Drama of Human Emotions


A group of French soldiers, including the patrician Captain de Boeldieu and the working-class Lieutenant Maréchal, grapple with their own class differences after being captured and held in a World War I German prison camp. When the men are transferred to a high-security fortress, they must concoct a plan to escape beneath the watchful eye of aristocratic German officer von Rauffenstein, who has formed an unexpected bond with de Boeldieu.

  1. Jean Renoir

    Director, Screenplay

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  1. Jean Gabin

    Jean Gabin

    Le lieutenant Maréchal

  2. Pierre Fresnay

    Pierre Fresnay

    Le capitaine de Boëldieu

  3. Erich von Stroheim

    Erich von Stroheim

    Le capitaine von Rauffenstein

  4. Marcel Dalio

    Marcel Dalio

    Le lieutenant Rosenthal

  5. Dita Parlo

    Dita Parlo


  6. Julien Carette

    Julien Carette

    Cartier, l'acteur

  7. Gaston Modot

    Gaston Modot


  8. Georges Péclet

    Georges Péclet

    Le serrurier

  9. Werner Florian

    Le sergent Arthur

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Grand Illusion
Grand Illusion

Original Title La Grande Illusion

Status Released

Original Language French

Budget -

Revenue $172,885.00


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