Tonight We Raid Calais (1943)





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A timely film when first released in 1943, Tonight We Raid Calais survives as an entertaining adventure some fifty years later. John Sutton plays a British intelligence officer, sent into occupied France with a small unit to local a German munitions depot. While travelling under cover of darkness, Sutton confronts a French maiden (Annabella) who hates the British and the Germans with equal fervor. She eventually determines which side is the right side and allows Sutton to continue his mission. The officer is captured by the Nazis, but his comrades locate the munitions plant and notify the Allied bombers. The screenplay for Tonight We Raid Calais was written by future blacklistee Waldo Salt, whose liberal stance was politically correct during wartime but considered a "no no" once peace was declared.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama
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20th Century Fox Film Corporation


John Sutton
as Geoffrey Carter
Lee J. Cobb
as Bonnard
as Odette Bonnard
Blanche Yurka
as Widow Grelieu
Beulah Bondi
as Mme. Bonnard
Howard Da Silva
as Sgt. Block
Marcel Dalio
as Jacques Grandet
Ann Codee
as Mme. Grandet
Robert Lewis
as Maurice Bonnard
Richard Derr
as Captain
Leslie Denison
as Capt. Baird
William Edmunds
as Bell Ringer
Lester Matthews
as Maj. West
Leslie Vincent
as English Pilot
Rudolph Anders
as Lieutenant
George Lynn
as Lieutenant
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Brahm keeps it fast paced, but can't make it more than a wartime morale booster.

Full Review… | January 19, 2015
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