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Passage to Marseille Movie Review Summary

Actors: Humphrey Bogart, Claude Rains, Peter Lorre

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This 1944 film is a piece of wartime propaganda which reunites many of people involved in Casablanca, including director Michael Curtiz and actors Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Helmut Dantine, Claude Rains and, most notably, Humphrey Bogart.

A World War II French warship picks up a handful of half-drowned men. They turn out to be prisoners who've escaped from Devil's Island. However, there's not a hardened criminal in the bunch; instead, they're all patriotic Frenchmen who want to return home to fight against the Nazis. (This includes the main character, played by Bogie, who has a wife and child waiting for him. In fact, part of the film is a flashback revealing their romance and marriage.)

The ship's captain is sympathetic to their aims, but another officer wants to turn them over to authorities. Thus, the ragtag group of escapees has to do battle with the pro-Fascists aboard the ship before taking on the Germans.
The review of this Movie prepared by Elana Starr








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's War impact on civilians/veterans    -   Yes Kind of conflict:    -   war, WW II

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   warship    -   lifeboat

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Is this movie based on a    -   book

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