The Cross of Lorraine

The Cross of Lorraine

Jean-Pierre Aumont
Director: Tay Garnett Cast: Jean-Pierre Aumont
Jean-Pierre Aumont
, Gene Kelly
Gene Kelly
, Cedric Hardwicke
Cedric Hardwicke
Tay Garnett

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The time is World War II. A group of disillusioned French soldiers are approached by Nazi troops and promised safe passage to their homeland. The Frenchmen willingly surrender, only to discover that their next destination is a German concentration camp located near a Gallic village. The anticipated escape attempt results in an uprising from the French villagers--hence the film's title, which refers to the emblem of the Free-French underground. Cross of Lorraine compensates for its Hollywood's-eye view of France (no more realistic than the Paris of the Ernst Lubitsch musicals) with some remarkably graphic sequences showing the extent of German brutality. The melting-pot cast includes Frenchman Jean-Pierre Aumont as a patriot, Hungarian Peter Lorre as a hateful Nazi, American Gene Kelly as a cynical victim of German torture, and Canadian Hume Cronyn as the traditionally rodent-like informer.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/17/2012
UPC: 0883316582299
Original Release: 1943
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 32,734

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jean-Pierre Aumont Paul
Gene Kelly Victor La Biche
Cedric Hardwicke Father Sebastian
Richard Whorf Francois
Joseph Calleia Rodriguez
Peter Lorre Sgt. Berger
Hume Cronyn Duval
Billy Roy Louis
Tonio Selwart Maj. Bruhl
Jack Lambert Jacques
Wallace Ford Pierre
Donald Curtis Marcel
Jack Edwards Rene
Richard Ryen Lt. Schmidt
Frederick Giermann Corp. Daxer
Dick Ryan Lt. Schmidt
Felix Basch Actor
Emma Dunn Actor

Technical Credits
Tay Garnett Director
Robert Aisner Original Story
Robert Hardy Andrews Screenwriter
Daniel B. Cathcart Art Director
Jack Dawn Makeup
Alexander Esway Screenwriter
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Michael Kanin Screenwriter
Bronislau Kaper Score Composer
Edwin H. Knopf Producer
Ring Lardner Screenwriter
Dan Milner Editor
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Gile Steele Costumes/Costume Designer
Sidney Wagner Cinematographer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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