Joan of Paris (1942)

Joan of Paris (1942)





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At first glance, we seem to be watching the 1934 Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers musical The Gay Divorcee, which opens with a montage of Paris nightspots. Suddenly, however, stock footage from that earlier film is cut short, the screen goes dark, and an offscreen radio voice announces the Nazi invasion of France. At this point, the plot of Joan of Paris gets under way. Michèle Morgan plays a Parisian barmaid, Joan, whose patron saint is Joan of Arc. Thus, she considers it her bounden duty to aid Free French pilot Paul Lavallier (Paul Henreid) and his RAF comrades (one of whom is Alan Ladd) in their efforts to escape from occupied France. And if this means that Joan must face death at the hands of slimy Gestapo chief Herr Funk (Laird Cregar), she's eager and willing to make that sacrifice. One of the earliest French Underground dramas, Joan of Paris posted a neat profit for ever-in-the-red RKO Radio Pictures.
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Paul Henreid
as Paul Lavallier
Laird Cregar
as Herr Funk
Thomas Mitchell
as Father Antoine
May Robson
as Mlle. Rosay
Alan Ladd
as Baby
James Monks
as Splinter
Jack Briggs
as Robin
Richard Fraser
as Geoffrey
Alexander Granach
as Gestapo Agent
Paul Weigel
as Janitor
John Abbott
as English Spy
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One of the few films starring the lovey French actress Michele Moragn made during WWII, while in exile in Hollywood.

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Audience Reviews for Joan of Paris


Powerful World War II propaganda film, wonderfully acted by all, Thomas Mitchell gives a sincere performance, Paul Henreid is great, Michele Morgan is charming, Alan Ladd is great in a small role. May Robson is outstanding, great performance. Excellent and moving score. The cinematography is dark and shadowy, perfectly suited to the film.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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