The Cross of Lorraine

The Cross of Lorraine

Tay Garnett (1943)

A Certificate


Our Score
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.


French soldiers promised their freedom if they surrender in the early days of the German occupation are instead sent to a brutal prison camp. While some collaborate with their captors, one refuses to give up, inspiring the others to continue the fight. Second World War drama, starring Gene Kelly, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Cedric Hardwicke, Peter Lorre and Hume Cronyn.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Tay Garnett
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer