Framed for murder and sent to Devil's Island, he and four others escape. The rescued men claim they are survivors of a torpedoed ship, but eventually their true identities are learned. They are on a ship bound for Marseilles when France surrenders and fascist sympathizer Major Duval tries to seize the ship for Vichy. Humphrey Bogart reunites with director Michael Curtiz and other key Casablanca personnel Including co-stars Claude Rains, Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet for a tension-swept Passage to Marseille. All are loyal to the Free French, and when Maj. War could even dehumanize a hero. .
As the ship nears its destination in Marseille, France surrenders to Germany, but Malo decides to hide the prisoners. Passage to Marseille 1944 Is Bogart miscast? The film opens as French liason officer Freycinet more. Yet the great action director packs the film with marvelous adventure and exciting scenes, not to mention stirring patriotism. To that all bombings come from a like this. Where are the barracks, the wind sleeves, the runs? The film opens as French liason officer Freycinet Claude Rains , stationed in London, tells Mantrac's story to a British reporter John Loder. Synopsis Designed as a followup to the enormously successful , Passage to Marseille utilizes the talents of many of the on- and off-screen personnel of the earlier Warner Bros.
Even for a war correspondent, this is mysterious. As the ship nears its destination in Marseille, France surrenders to Germany, but Malo decides to hide the prisoners. They're English, of course, merely on loan to the Frenchmen, as they couldn't very well bring their own cows with them. Word came this afternoon from the Air Ministry. You must stay to dinner. With adventurer Humphrey Bogart as his lead, director Michael Curtiz here offers a slam-bang action film, one with a tricky plot whose narrative unfolds through a complicated series of flashbacks-within-flashbacks and flash forwards, but that is nevertheless exciting and absorbing all the way.
Working from a novel written by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall, screenwriters Casey Robinson Captain Blood and Jack Moffitt Night and Day do a crackerjack job of keeping time frames and character interactions always clear, and no matter who is telling a story we always know exactly what is going on and what the hoped for outcome is supposed to be. I we can do with all the we can together in times. Captain Malo Victor Francen pilots the vessel, picking up five strange castaways — who include Matrac — during the course of their journey. A group of prisoners who have escaped the dreaded prison at Cayenne in French Guiana are picked up by a passing French freighter, commanded by Malo Victor Francen , who is loyal to Free France but who hides his sympathies from the fascistic Maj. Do you that Marshal you as traitors, as well as Laval? No, Captain, I've come to see some Free Frenchmen. Oh, the don't mind it.
Well, you can see a few of us here. Once aboard, the men tell the ship's captain, Patain Malo Victor Francen , that they are convicts who escaped prison, led by Jean Matrac Humphrey Bogart , to fight in the war. Unfolded in a complex flashback-within-flashback structure, this is the story of Matrac , a freedom-loving French journalist who sacrifices his happiness and security to battle Nazi tyrrany. A group of prisoners who have escaped the dreaded prison at. Synopsis: As French bomber crews prepare an air raid from a base in England, we learn the story of Matrac, a French journalist who opposed the Munich Pact.
They've us any of luck. Controversy surrounded the scene in which Matrac machine-guns the helpless survivors of a downed plane that had attacked the freighter. There's a laid for you. Oh, nothing, I was to ask what is my destination. It has a way of up a bit from time to time. And yet I try to be charitable Rate this script: 0.
That a soldier of freedom one played by Bogart, no less! Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: Production Co: Warner Bros. We are dedicated to creating a distinguished user experience and a website rich in content with solid execution. The Weakly Reporter Animated Merrie Melody Short 6:41 The Free French: Unsung Victors Featurette 16:51 Breakdowns 6:46 Original Theatrical Trailer 2:17 Passage to Marseille 1944 As solid a group of extras as anything one could hope for save for the fact none of them are new or have been put together for this new Blu-ray release. By modern standards, Passage to Marseille is overproduced, overdirected, overacted and overscored by Max Steiner ; however, it filled a definite need in wartime America, and proved a huge financial success. Domestic prints would remain uncut.
As a of fact, they it. Duval Sydney Greenstreet , a French officer sympathetic to the Vichy government. Although Curtiz draws superb performances from his great cast, many of whom Bogart, Lorre, Greenstreet, Dantine, Claude Rains, Corinna Mura, and Louis Mercier appeared in Warner Bros. Haven't the idea we are. Oh, I know the of your visit. Yes, sir, the base of the Victoire.