Passage to Marseille

Passage to Marseille

Humphrey Bogart
Director: Michael Curtiz Cast: Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart
, Michèle Morgan
Michèle Morgan
, Claude Rains
Claude Rains
Michael Curtiz


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Designed as a followup to the enormously successful Casablanca, Passage to Marseille utilizes the talents of many of the on- and off-screen personnel of the earlier Warner Bros. classic. Unfolded in a complex flashback-within-flashback structure, this is the story of Matrac (Humphrey Bogart), a freedom-loving French journalist who sacrifices his happiness and security to battle Nazi tyrrany. The film opens as French liason officer Freycinet (Claude Rains), stationed in London, tells Mantrac's story to a British reporter (John Loder). Freycinet reveals that Mantrac, happily married to Paula (Michele Morgan), was framed by pro-fascists and sentenced to Devil's Island. Here he engineered a daring escape with such lost souls as Marius (Peter Lorre), Garou (Helmut Dantine), Petit (George Tobias) and Renault (Philip Dorn). Adrift in a lifeboat, the escapees were picked up by a French vessel commandeered by pro-fascist Major Duval (Sydney Greenstreet). With the help of Mantrac and the prisoners, the ship's patriotic captain (Victor Francen) thwarted Duval's evil machinations, enabling Mantrac to continue his battle against Nazism as a member of the RAF. By modern standards, Passage to Marseille is overproduced, overdirected, overacted and overscored (by Max Steiner); however, it filled a definite need in wartime America, and proved a huge financial success.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/08/2018
UPC: 0888574658205
Original Release: 1944
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:23:00
Sales rank: 23,567

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Humphrey Bogart Matrac
Michèle Morgan Paula
Claude Rains Capt. Freycinet
Sydney Greenstreet Maj. Duval
Peter Lorre Marius
Philip Dorn Renault
John Loder Manning
George Tobias Petit
Vladimir Sokoloff Grandpere
Eduardo Ciannelli Chief Engineer
Konstantin Shayne First Mate
Victor Francen Capt. Patain Malo
Helmut Dantine Garou
Louis Mercier Engineer
Monte Blue Second Mate
Stephen Richards Lt. Hastings
Hans Conried Jourdain
Billy Roy Mess Boy
Charles La Torre Lt. Lenoir
Walter Bonn Prison Official
Peter Camlin French Sergeant
Harry Cording Chief Guard
Adrienne D'Ambricourt Mayor's Wife
Jean del Val Raoul
Diane Du Bois Petit's Daughter
Fred Essler Mayor
Peter Miles Jean
Corinna Mura Singer
Alex Papana Lookout
Frank Puglia Older Guard
Mark Stevens Lt. Hastings
Donald Stuart Military Driver

Technical Credits
Michael Curtiz Director
Jack Cosgrove Special Effects
Roy Davidson Special Effects
Edwin DuPar Special Effects
Byron Haskin Special Effects
George James Hopkins Set Decoration/Design
James Wong Howe Cinematographer
Owen Marks Editor
John C. Moffitt Screenwriter
Jack Moffitt Screenwriter
Leah Rhodes Costumes/Costume Designer
Casey Robinson Screenwriter
Max Steiner Score Composer,Songwriter
Hal B. Wallis Producer
Ned Washington Songwriter
Perc Westmore Makeup
Carl Jules Weyl Art Director
Rex Wimpy Special Effects

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