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Reunion in France (1942) Poster

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Joan Crawford tried to seduce John Wayne on the set, but he did not respond.
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Look quickly for Ava Gardner's one-line bit as a fashion salon assistant.
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At a Nazi party, Frau Amy Schröder is introduced. She is played by Natalie Schafer, who would later go on to play Eunice "Lovey" Wentworth Howell on Gilligan's Island (1964).
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Originally scheduled as a February 1943 release under the name "Reunion", the movie was moved up to a Christmas 1942 release with the final title because of the increased interest in the war in France. Most trade papers reviewed the film with the title "Reunion" due to early press previews, and the copyright registry bears that title also.
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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.
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This film received its initial television showing in Chicago Thursday 21 March 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2); it first aired in Troy NY/Hagaman NY/Adams MA 2 April 1957 on WCDA/WCDB/WCDC (Channels 19/29/41), in Omaha 17 April 1957 on WOW (Channel 6), in Hartford CT 22 April 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), in Cincinnati 31 May 1957 on WXIX (Channel 19) (Newport KY), in Seattle 6 June 1957 on KING (Channel 5), in Minneapolis 8 June 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), in Portland OR 28 June 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in New York City 2 August 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Philadelphia Friday 9 August 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), and in Altoona PA 6 September 1957 on WSFBG (Channel 10); it finally found its way to Los Angeles 9 May 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11) and, to San Francisco 10 October 1959 on KGO (Channel 7).
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In an appearance on The Merv Griffin Show, on March 7, 1963, Joan was asked about working with John Wayne. She said, "...I'd wanted to work with him for so long, and Merv, when we really worked together it was the lousiest script I have ever seen or read in my life. I think he will verify that."
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The glittering white gown that Joan Crawford wears at the Nazi dinner party can be seen again in Week-End at the Waldorf (1945). In the film the dress can be seen on an actress dancing with Keenan Wynn with some slight alternation to the front and back of the top half providing a glimpse of skin not visible on Crawford when she wore it.
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Keenan Wynn was listed in an early production chart as a cast member, and Hans Conried was in a news item as a cast member, but neither were in the final release print.
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Howard Da Silva, who played the Nazi secret agent in a street scene, would later play MGM boss Louis B. Mayer in the film version of star Joan Crawford's life, Mommie Dearest (1981).
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John Wayne doesn't appear until forty-one minutes into the film.
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