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Arch of Triumph (1948)

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Based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque, Arch of Triumph is a complicated war romance directed by Lewis Milestone. Dr. Ravic (Charles Boyer) is a refugee physician practicing medicine illegally in Paris under a false name. He saves Joan Madou (Ingrid Bergman) from committing suicide after the sudden death of her lover. He gets her a job singing at the nightclub where his only friend, Boris Morosov (Louis Calhern), is the doorman. Joan falls in love with Ravic, but he is deported and she finds herself the mistress of wealthy Alex (Stephan Bekassy). Meanwhile, Ravic seeks revenge against a Nazi officer (Charles Laughton) and war is declared between France and Germany.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Classics , Drama , Romance
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Studio:
United Artists

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Cast

Charles Boyer
as Dr. Ravic
Ingrid Bergman
as Joan Madou
Charles Laughton
as Ivon Haake
Louis Calhern
as 'Col.' Boris Morosov
Ruth Warrick
as Kate Hergstroem
Roman Bohnen
as Dr. Veber
Ruth Nelson
as Madame Fessler
Curt Bois
as Tattooed Waiter
J. Edward Bromberg
as Hotel Manager
Art Smith
as Inspector
John Laurenz
as Col. Gomez
Leonardo Scavino
as Capt. Spanish
Franco Corsaro
as Novarro
Nino Pipitone
as General's Aide
Alvin Hammer
as Milan Porter
Jay Gilpin
as Refugee Boy
Ilia Khmara
as Russian Singer
Andre Marsaudon
as Roulette Croupier
Byron Foulger
as Policeman
William Conrad
as Official
Peter Virgo
as Polansky
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Arch of Triumph is not a bad film but it does not come together well. I can recommend it to those that enjoy films from that era. As a romance I do not believe it works and do not find the co-stars to be a good pairing. The leading man is stiff and is no Bogart or Grant. Despite the disappointment, I don't want to take away too much from the film as it did keep my interest throughout.

Robert Brogan
Robert Brogan

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Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman and Charles Laughton. Need I say more?

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

For a film with such a superior cast and a quality director this is a dull and ponderous picture. Seemingly endless the story it tells could be compelling but somehow comes off hollow and trite. The dreariness of it is compounded by the overly dark lighting which in particular manages to make the beautiful Ingrid look terrible but does no favors to anyone.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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