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Cross of Lorraine, The | 1943 | Jean-Pierre Aumont and Gene Kelly

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Cross of Lorraine, The | 1943 | Jean-Pierre Aumont and Gene Kelly

Tay Garnett’s war drama was intended to remind the Americans of the sacrifices the French had made in their struggle against the Nazis. Set in a French PoW camp, it stars Gene Kelly in one of his earliest film roles as the firebrand Victor; Jean-Pierre Aumont as Pierre, a lawyer who devises an escape plan; Cecil Hardwicke as Father Sebastian; and Hume Cronyn as the collaborationist Duval. Peter Lorre plays the sadistic Sergeant Berger, ironic given he fled Germany when the Nazis came to power.

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Jean-Pierre Aumont as Paul
Gene Kelly as Victor
Cedric Hardwicke as Father Sebastian
Peter Lorre as le sergent Berger
Hume Cronyn as Duval
Richard Whorf as François
Joseph Calleia as Rodriguez
Wallace Ford as Pierre
Richard Ryen as Lt. Schmidt
Jack Lambert as Jacques
William Royle as Louis
John Abbott as Baker

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Director: Tay Garnett

USA | 90 minutes | 1943

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