Passage to Marseille

Passage to Marseille

DVD - 2006
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The war is just beginning and France has not yet surrendered to the Germans. A French vessel picks up five semi-conscious men in a canoe. All ex-convicts, they have escaped from Devil's Island to do their bit for France. The tensions aboard the Marseille-bound ship slowly build to a shattering clash of wills between the men and the ship's Nazi sympathizer.

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aaa5756 Jul 28, 2014

Sound and Very well done old school war movie. I would recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater. No falling asleep on this one!!!!!

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pianomarket
May 15, 2014

This movie was made during the Second World War to bolster morale of the Free French who continued to fight against Hitler. Five Frenchmen escape from the French penal colony of Devil’s Island in French Guyana to make their way to England to fight the evil Boche (Germans). Can you imagine Bogart as a Frenchman? This movie has a talented cast with a poor script. Perhaps the most noteworthy feature of this 1943 propaganda movie is the scenes of Devil’s Island that appear to have been copied in the 1973 movie Papillon with Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman. Also Bogart dies.

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Monolith
Apr 11, 2013

Very quaint, sweet little wartime movie, from a major director. With a returning trio from Casablanca (Bogart, Lorre, & Greenstreet), Curtiz lays the French flag-waving on a little thickly here... having convicts on the verge of escape (less the wrongly maligned and understandably cynical Bogie) pledge their allegiance to the motherland at the behest of the selfless little old-timer, 'Grandpere'. Lots of cornball in this one, but a good kind of cornball, and again, very sweet. And it *was* 1944.

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madishoemake
Apr 06, 2011

Probably my favorite Bogie movie! Great screenplay- great acting- great everything!

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aaa5756 Jul 28, 2014

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

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Apr 11, 2013

Jean Matrac (to Paula, as she is playing the piano): "...Funny how much more you can say with a few bars of music... then a basketful of words."

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