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Assignment in Brittany (1943)

A French captain (Jean-Pierre Aumont) poses as a Nazi to pinpoint a U-boat base off the coast of France, while assuming the identity of a "look-a-like" French citizen.

Director:

Jack Conway

Writers:

Anthony Veiller (screen play), William H. Wright (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Pierre Aumont ... Bertrand Corlay / Capt. Pierre Metard (as Pierre Aumont)
Susan Peters ... Anne Pinot
Margaret Wycherly ... Mme. Henriette Corlay
Signe Hasso ... Elise
Richard Whorf ... Jean Kerenor
George Coulouris ... Capt. Hans Holz
John Emery ... Capt. Deichgraber
Darryl Hickman ... Etienne
Sarah Padden ... Albertine
Adia Kuznetzoff Adia Kuznetzoff ... Louis Basdevant
Reginald Owen ... Col. Trane
Miles Mander ... Col. Herman Fournier
Alan Napier ... Sam Wells
Odette Myrtil ... Louis' Sister
Juanita Quigley ... Jeannine
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Storyline

A French captain (Jean-Pierre Aumont) poses as a Nazi to pinpoint a U-boat base off the coast of France, while assuming the identity of a "look-a-like" French citizen.

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Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un commando en Bretagne See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film received its initial television broadcast in Los Angeles Friday 3 May 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Seattle 8 May 1957 on KING (Channel 5), by Miami 29 May 1957 on WCKT (Channel 7), by Chicago 2 June 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), by Portland OR 8 June 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), by Philadelphia 24 June 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), by Amarillo 28 June 1957 on KFDA (Channel 19), by New Haven CT 1 July 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), by Altoona PA 15 July 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), by Minneapolis 1 October 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), by San Francisco 27 January 1958 on KGO (Channel 7) and by New York City 31 January 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Goofs

As Corlay and Kerenor are about to enter the pub, a German guard stops them. Kerenor says, "One uncovers. It's good form for the content." They take their hats off and enter. But once inside, only they have their hats off. All the other Frenchmen of the town, and the German officers, have their hats on their heads. See more »

Quotes

Mme. Henriette Corlay: [to Metard, who is impersonating her son] There are women, monsieur, who give their love but once. I think Ann's one of them. When you go...
Bertrand Corlay: [Capt. Metard playing Bertrand Corlay] It's not I she loves... it's your son.
Mme. Henriette Corlay: I don't think you believe that. Monsieur, don't make her suffer any more.
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We need more movies like this
23 November 2015 | by shoobe01-1See all my reviews

Solid story, I think well done and paced nicely for modern sensibilities even. Dramatic scenes jump to quite harrowing action without warning, and play out realistically. A relatively simple, high-stakes spy/war plot, clearly resolved. Nice bits of play acting, being discovered, double agents, etc. etc.

Some here complain about the acting, but I thought it all worked great, and the supporting cast really held up their end; even people on screen for two minutes seem real, and to be motivated by actual emotion.

Not a great transfer, and hard to watch but I caught it on TCM. Nicely done sets, and mostly works within the confines of budget by keeping things indoors and at night. The few outdoor scenes (especially those in the day) are a bit lame in the backlot/studio way they were, but that's about the only flaw I can find in it.


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