• The Cross of Lorraine (1944)

The Cross of Lorraine

Release Date: 1944

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

Following the capitulation of the French to Germany's Nazi invaders, a unit of defiant French soldiers become German prisoners of war. Except for the Nazi-sympathizing wine-seller Andre Duval (Hume Cronyn), the prisoners are overtly hostile to their captors, which leads to their increasingly sadistic treatment by camp commander Maj. Bruhl (Tonio Selwart) and his subordinates. Despite this brutality, the prisoners band together and attempt to escape their confinement.

Cast: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Gene Kelly, Cedric Hardwicke, Richard Whorf, Joseph Calleia, Peter Lorre, Hume Cronyn, Tonio Selwart

Director: Tay Garnett

Genres: War

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Transformation, France, Quest, 1940s, Intense, Escape, Soldier