The main crux of the story, one that begins with Capt. Story similarities to Casablanca notwithstanding, this fun, thought-provoking thriller is like four stories in one, Curtiz unleashing a series of expertly constructed flashbacks within flashbacks within flashbacks that all revolve one around the other in order to reveal how Matrac and his fellow former prisoners came to be trusted soldiers working for Captain Freycinet Rains at a top secret airfield located in England. More than that, it builds to a suitably complex, yet still rousing, climax that makes one think about warfare, as well as those fighting on the front lines, in a way few films of the time period had the guts to do. Do you mind if I take a look? You were to have gone with the Wing Commander, Mr. But, like Matrac facing a strafing dive-bomber, the studio held its ground.
Adrift in a lifeboat, the escapees were picked up by a French vessel commandeered by pro-fascist Major Duval Sydney Greenstreet. When traitorous Major Duval Sydney Greenstreet tries to overtake the ship, Matrac and the others work to defeat him. Duval as Marius as Renault as Manning as Petit as Grandpere as Chief Engineer as First Mate as Capt. The film opens as French liason officer Freycinet more. James Wong Howe's gritty photography helps set the mood, and Max Steiner's music dynamically establishes patriotic fervor. It has a way of up a bit from time to time.
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. This is new in my of airdromes. You must stay to dinner. War could even dehumanize a hero. Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: Production Co: Warner Bros.
As the ship nears its destination in Marseille, France surrenders to Germany, but Malo decides to hide the prisoners. I'll have your bag put in your bunk. Freycinet recounting the first flashback to military journalist Manning John Loder , takes place on a cargo ship attempting to deliver an important cargo to the port at Marseille in order to aid the war effort. Matrac, we are approaching the town of Romilly. Passage sailed into theaters on stormy seas. Not a signpost, not a road.
We're near the Channel, unless I miss my guess. Well, I'll you in each other's good hands. Controversy surrounded the scene in which Matrac machine-guns the helpless survivors of a downed plane that had attacked the freighter. All are loyal to the Free French, and when Maj. 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.
There's a laid for you. We are dedicated to creating a distinguished user experience and a website rich in content with solid execution. Sure he is, the Hollywood icon about as believe a Frenchman as Arnold Schwarzenegger would be playing an Irish leprechaun. Not that I personally care. Here he engineered a daring escape with such lost souls as Marius Peter Lorre , Garou Helmut Dantine , Petit George Tobias and Renault Philip Dorn. I'm lost, and I it. When traitorous Major Duval Sydney Greenstreet tries to overtake the ship, Matrac and the others work to defeat him.
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. Hastings as Mayor's Wife as Chief Guard as Jean as Older Guard as Singer as French Sergeant. A group of prisoners who have escaped the dreaded prison at. Even for a war correspondent, this is mysterious. . Captain Malo Victor Francen pilots the vessel, picking up five strange castaways — who include Matrac — during the course of their journey.
They are Matrac Bogart , a French journalist who opposed the Nazi takeover of his country from within, and his criminal comrades Marius Peter Lorre , Garou Helmut Dantine , Renault Philip Dorn , and Petit George Tobias. I suppose those cows are mascots. Well, you can see a few of us here. It a for one of the in the service. And yet I try to be charitable Rate this script: 0.
Oh, I know the of your visit. Malo will follow through on his orders to keep going to Marseille and deliver their cargo to the Germans. Captain Freycinet, the of my here. Rating: 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. Where are the barracks, the wind sleeves, the runs? Duval plans to turn the ship over to the Vichy government, Matrac and his comrades fight to keep the ship from the clutches of the collaborators. 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.
As a of fact, they it. Haven't the idea we are. And now, if I may, sir, I'll take you to the officer between the Free squadron and our own Freycinet. To that all bombings come from a like this. No, Captain, I've come to see some Free Frenchmen. Well, I must say I'm surprised.