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Reunion in France

Released Dec 25, 1942 1h 44m War List
Reviews 49% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
When wealthy Michele de la Becque (Joan Crawford) returns to Paris from her sunny holiday on the Riviera in 1939, she finds that the invading Nazi forces have commandeered her home. Worse, her industrialist fiancé, Robert Cortot (Philip Dorn), has been actively assisting the Germans. When downed American pilot Pat Talbot (John Wayne) stumbles into her life, Michele puts herself in grave danger to hide the flyboy from the invading forces and her suspicious lover. Read More Read Less
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Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com One of the worst John Wayne pictures, actually more of a Joan Crawford-MGM fake vehicle, in which she plays a French model engaged to a seemingly pro-Nazi industrialist designer (played by Philip Dorn). Rated: D Dec 24, 2006 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Ineffective wartime flagwaver that's all over the map as both a spy story and a woman's pic. Rated: C Oct 6, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D Despite a good story it is miss-cast and sappy. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/16/24 Full Review Tom M Good war movie with enough suspense to keep you guessing who the 'good guys' are. Crawford in one of her better war films. Bad idea to add a romance with 'The Duke' - in Nazi occupied Paris. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/07/21 Full Review Audience Member Good yarn, even if a bit farfetched. John Wayne was miscast and the character he played was not credible. We can never know how bad it was to live in occupied France. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review brenda d Knowing all about the historical references war references as well as the career paths of Joan Crawford and John Wayne, this movie provided a well told, dramatized story. I thoroughly enjoyed its true to life recount of how things really were in France at that time, while keeping with the sentiments and outlook of the French, Allied forces, and underground resistance. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys watching a good war movie with a great script and terrific acting, not to mention the wonderful commentary on the infiltration of German soldiers and their wives. The fashions add a wonderful element since much of the scenery is at times bland and dull due to plot lines. If you enjoy war movies as I do, you will love this sleeper and enjoy seeing Crawford in her early days when she was truly stunning. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Pretty dreadful film. Crawford doesn't even bother with a French accent! How lazy is that? The other performances are forgettable as well. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member There are many roles John Wayne did excellently, however romantic wartime melodrama is not one of them. A wordy bore, John Wayne playing a downed American RAF pilot posing as American student at age 35 is even for me too far a stretch of the imagination. Casablanca it most certainly isn't. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis When wealthy Michele de la Becque (Joan Crawford) returns to Paris from her sunny holiday on the Riviera in 1939, she finds that the invading Nazi forces have commandeered her home. Worse, her industrialist fiancé, Robert Cortot (Philip Dorn), has been actively assisting the Germans. When downed American pilot Pat Talbot (John Wayne) stumbles into her life, Michele puts herself in grave danger to hide the flyboy from the invading forces and her suspicious lover.
Director
Jules Dassin
Producer
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Screenwriter
Marvin Borowsky, Marc Connelly, Jan Lustig
Distributor
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Production Co
Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Genre
War
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Dec 25, 1942, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 1, 2009
Runtime
1h 44m
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