Paris Underground

Paris Underground

Director: Gregory Ratoff Cast: Dame Gracie Fields, Kurt Kreuger, Eily Malyon


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Constance Bennett both produced and starred in the espionager Paris Underground. Bennett and Gracie Fields play, respectively, an American and an English citizen trapped in Paris when the Nazis invade. The women team up to help Allied aviators escape from the occupied city into Free French territory. The screenplay was based on the true wartime activities of Etta Shiber, who engineered the escape of nearly 300 Allied pilots. British fans of comedienne Gracie Fields were put off by the scenes in which she is tortured by the Gestapo, while Constance Bennett's following had been rapidly dwindling since the 1930s; as a result, the heartfelt but tiresome Paris Underground failed to make a dent at the box-office. It would be Constance Bennett's last starring film--and Gracie Fields' last film, period.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/26/2005
UPC: 0014381249422
Original Release: 1945
Rating: NR
Source: Image Entertainment
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:37:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gracie Fields Emmyline Quayle
Kurt Kreuger Capt. Kurt von Weber
Eily Malyon Mme. Bangler
Charles Andre Father Dominique
Leslie Vincent Lt. William Gray
Richard Ryen Monsieur Renard
Harry Hays Morgan Actor
Roland Varno Lt. Cmdr. Stowe
André Charlot Actor
Adrienne D'Ambricourt Margot
Gregory Gaye Tissier
Georges Rigaud Andre de Mornay
Nina Borget Actor
Marcel dela Brosse Actor
Philip Dorn Actor
Frederick Giermann Actor
Andrew V. McLaglen Sgt. McNair
Art Miles Actor
Otto Reichow Actor
Georgette Rhodes Actor
Dick Ryan M. Renard
Loulette Sablon Actor
Vladimir Sokoloff Undertaker
Anthony Warde Actor
Peter Kooy Actor
Ray DeRavenne Actor
Constance Bennett Kitty de Mornay
Maurice Cass Actor

Technical Credits
Gregory Ratoff Director
Travis Banton Costumes/Costume Designer
Constance Bennett Producer
Lee Garmes Cinematographer
Victor Greene Art Director
Boris Ingster Screenwriter
Sydney Moore Set Decoration/Design
James Newcom Editor
Gertrude Purcell Screenwriter
Nicolai Remisoff Production Designer
Alexander Tansman Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Discourse on the Dance Floor [4:26]
2. Fleeing Paris [6:52]
3. Human Cargo [10:51]
4. Some Very Risky Business [6:42]
5. Holed Up [9:09]
6. Discourse on the Dance Floor [4:24]
7. The Cost of Freedom [10:49]
8. Friends of Mister Grey [11:23]
9. A Funeral for the Living [7:30]
10. Hot Tea and Coffee Cake [7:15]
11. No Stone Unturned [8:22]
12. A Selfless Act [5:11]
13. Valor and Courage [4:16]

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