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Reunion in France (1942)

Passed | | Drama, Romance, War | 25 December 1942 (USA)
Frenchwoman Michele de la Becque, an opponent of the Nazis in German-occupied Paris, hides a downed American flyer, Pat Talbot, and attempts to get him safely out of the country.

Director:

Jules Dassin

Writers:

Jan Lustig (screenplay), Marvin Borowsky (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Crawford ... Michele de la Becque
John Wayne ... Pat Talbot
Philip Dorn ... Robert Cortot
Reginald Owen ... Schultz
Albert Bassermann ... General Hugo Schroeder
John Carradine ... Ulrich Windler
Ann Ayars ... Juliette
J. Edward Bromberg ... Durand
Moroni Olsen ... Paul Grebeau
Henry Daniell ... Emile Fleuron
Howard Da Silva ... Anton Stregel (as Howard da Silva)
Charles Arnt ... Honoré
Morris Ankrum ... Martin
Edith Evanson ... Genevieve
Ernst Deutsch Ernst Deutsch ... Captain (as Ernest Dorian)
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Frenchwoman Michele de la Becque, an opponent of the Nazis in German-occupied Paris, hides a downed American flyer, Pat Talbot, and attempts to get him safely out of the country. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Taglines:

M-G-M's startling drama of the underground movement in France! Exciting adventure - gripping suspense - timely thrills. The stirring romance of a Yankee flyer and a Parisian beauty! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | French

Release Date:

25 December 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Reunion See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Pat Talbot's disc identifies him as member of the Eagle Squadron. The Eagle Squadrons were RAF squadrons comprised of US pilots. There were three squadrons, nos 71, 121 and 133, formed in September 1940, May 1941 and July 1941 respectively. In 1942, the three squadrons were turned over to the USAAF. See more »

Quotes

Michelle 'Mike' de la Becque: This is very pretty.
Martin: There's an exceptional view of the city.
Michelle 'Mike' de la Becque: I've seen Paris before.
Martin: Not this Paris, mademoiselle.
[Walking towards the door]
Martin: The bedroom suite is this way.
Michelle 'Mike' de la Becque: Wait. Martin, you've known me for a long time.
Martin: When you were very little, you wanted to marry me so that you could always have chocolate pudding.
Michelle 'Mike' de la Becque: At my first ball, it was you who fastened my dress when it came undone.
Martin: Such memories belong to another lifetime, mademoiselle. One which has come to an end. And which, ...
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Connections

Referenced in Inglourious Basterds (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

La Marseillaise
(1792) (uncredited)
Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Variations played in the score throughout
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Starts out strong
20 October 2004 | by BumpyRideSee all my reviews

I was enjoying this movie very much until John Wayne arrived on the scene. Suddenly, after his arrival the movie breaks down and becomes a mess of clichés and silliness. The first half dealing with France being occupied, and how it impacted the lives of the French was quite interesting. The Nazi's of course were portrayed as inept, bumbling idiots. One can't help but notice that in this movie, Joan has perfected her definitive "Joan Crawford" look. The hair, the look, the clothes all come together here. Too bad the movie couldn't stay on track, but I guess Joan did need at least two lovers per movie. The chemistry between Joan and John works, but John looks like he'd rather be lassoing wild horses than capturing Nazi's!


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