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Is Paris Burning?

  • Drama
  • 1966
  • René Clément
  • 165 mins
  • PG

Summary

Mock documentary set in occupied France during the Second World War. Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Charles Boyer.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

"Is Paris burning?" asks Adolf Hitler, as the French Resistance rattles the Nazi occupiers and prepares the city for liberation. Conceived on the same lines as The Longest Day, this multi-lingual war epic is shot in black-and-white, boasts an all-star (Orson Welles, Kirk Douglas, Glenn Ford and Anthony Perkins) cast and contains some spectacular scenes of fighting along the boulevards of the eponymous capital. Maurice Jarre's jangly music maintains the momentum, while Gore Vidal and Francis Ford Coppola were just two of the writers who laboured on the episodic script.

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Credits

Cast

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MorandatJean-Paul Belmondo
BizienYves Montand
NordlingOrson Welles
MonodCharles Boyer
Françoise LabeLeslie Caron
Henri KarcherJean-Pierre Cassel
Jacques Chaban-DelmasAlain Delon
SergeJean-Louis Trintingant
PattonKirk Douglas
BradleyGlenn Ford
von CholtitzGert Fröbe
BayetDaniel Gélin
SibertRobert Stack
GI in tankGeorge Chakiris
LebelClaude Dauphin
PowellE G Marshall
WarrenAnthony Perkins
LeclercClaude Rich
Café proprietressSimone Signoret

Crew

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DirectorRené Clément

Details

Theatrical distributor
Paramount Film Service Ltd
Language
German
Guidance
Violence
Formats
Black and white
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