The Cross of Lorraine

  • Tay Garnett (1943)
  • US
  • 90 min
The Cross of Lorraine
Film Review
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3 out of 5

This sincere, well-made - and sometimes brutal - wartime tribute to the French Resistance tells the story of a group of PoWs held in a Nazi concentration camp. Yet, despite MGM's top-notch production values and a fine cast, it is difficult to accept the likes of Gene Kelly, Cedric Hardwicke and Peter Lorre in such a grim drama - only dashing Jean-Pierre Aumont and nasty Hume Cronyn really convince. Still, as a piece of propaganda, the movie did its job exceptionally well.

Plot Summary

Second World War drama starring Jean-Pierre Aumont and Gene Kelly. France 1940: two PoWs arrive at a Nazi concentration camp and decide to opt for different tactics in dealing with their guards - one chooses resistance while the other decides to serve his new captors.

Cast and crew

Cast

Paul
Jean-Pierre Aumont
Victor
Gene Kelly
Father Sebastian
Cedric Hardwicke
Fran├žois
Richard Whorf
Rodriguez
Joseph Calleia
Sergeant Berger
Peter Lorre
Duval
Hume Cronyn
Louis
Billy Roy

Crew

Director
Tay Garnett

Other Information

Language: 
English
Black and White
Theatrical distributor: 
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Categories
Drama

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