Based on the novel by Albert t'Serstevens. Dupuy, the first mate of the French freighter "Cristobal" is informed by cabaret dancer La Rubia that the "Cristobal" carries a priceless secret cargo of gold.
About the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the beginning of the First World War. Focuses on the relationship between a Serbian officer and his Austrian-born wife and their involvement in espionage between the countries.
Erich von Stroheim,
Known as "Justice Is Done" in 1953 when it was first shown in the USA, it opens with a short briefing in English on the French jury system and then reverts to French with English subtitles.... See full summary »
A pacifist work,as "La Grande Illusion" or "J'accuse" or "les Croix de Bois " were.And anyway at the time Peace's days were numbered.
When the film says "peace on the Rhine" ,it means it.Intellectuals plan a reconciliation and a German/French friendship,which ,in Hitler's time was wishful thinking.
The movie is more dated than the three works I mention above.The best is the duel French (Alsatian at that!) mummy-in-law Françoise Rosay
/German daughter-in-law Dita Parlo.The latter wins hands down ,her tenderness ,her calm and her understanding win over the viewer.Rosay ,dressed up as an Alsatian complete with folk costume borders on ludicrous.
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