The Cross of Lorraine

  • Tay Garnett (1943)
  • US
  • 90 min
The Cross of Lorraine
Film Review
Reviewed By
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
François
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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