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Paris Calling (1941)

Marianne Jannetier, a well-to-do Parisian, engaged to Andre Benoit, a high-ranking government official, flees the city when the goose-stepping Nazi storm-troopers arrive. When her mother ... See full summary »

Director:

Edwin L. Marin

Writers:

Hans Székely (story) (as John S. Toddy), Benjamin Glazer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elisabeth Bergner ... Marianne Jannetier
Randolph Scott ... Lt. Nicholas 'Nick' Jordan
Basil Rathbone ... Andre Benoit
Gale Sondergaard ... Colette
Lee J. Cobb ... Captain Schwabe
Charles Arnt ... Lt. Lantz
Eduardo Ciannelli ... Mouche (as Edward Ciannelli)
Elisabeth Risdon ... Madame Jennetier
Georges Renavent Georges Renavent ... Butler
William Edmunds William Edmunds ... Prof. Marceau
J. Pat O'Malley ... Sgt. Bruce McAvoy
Georges Metaxa Georges Metaxa ... Waiter
Paul Leyssac Paul Leyssac ... Chief of Underground
Gene Garrick ... Wolfgang Schmidt
Paul Bryar ... Paul
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Storyline

Marianne Jannetier, a well-to-do Parisian, engaged to Andre Benoit, a high-ranking government official, flees the city when the goose-stepping Nazi storm-troopers arrive. When her mother dies on the road to Bordeaux as a result of Nazi bombing, she returns to Paris and joins the underground movement. Nicholas Jordan, an American member of the RAF, stranded in Paris after the evacuation is also working with the Paris underground. Marianne kills her former fiancée, a pro-Nazi informant, for the traitorous state papers he is carrying, and she and Jordan try to flee over a French seaport... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A HEROIC SAGA of a fight for life and love! (original ad) See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

4 December 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paris Bombshell See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Gen. Charles DeGaulle, leader of the Free French, will help exploit the Elisabeth Bergner hit, 'Paris Calling.' His rave comment about the film will be used in all advertising." (Newspaper Enterprise Association, "Erskine Johnson's Hollywood", The San Bernardino Daily Sun, San Bernardino, California, Tuesday 20 January 1942, Volume 48, page 6.) See more »

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Referenced in Tomorrow Is Another Day (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Valse Coquines
(uncredited)
Music by Werner R. Heymann
Lyrics by Jean Le Seyeux
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Wasted talent
11 July 2019 | by djpass9See all my reviews

There are many familiar faces here. Gino Coraddo once again plays a waiter. Eduardo Ciannelli gets to play a good guy for a change. Elisabeth Bergner in the lead is devoid of any personality. On the other hand, Gale Sondergaard is wasted; she has almost nothing to do. It would have been interesting if their parts had been swapped. Basil Rathbone is fine, but Randolph Scott is a bit too--and too constantly--flippant as an American pilot. Some of the scenes are a bit jumpy, whether due to bad direction and/or bad editing.


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