The Cross of Lorraine is a 1943 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer war film about French prisoners of war escaping a German prison camp and joining the French Resistance. Directed by Tay Garnett, it stars Jean-Pierre Aumont and Gene Kelly and was partly based on Hans Habe's novel A Thousand Shall Fall. The title refers to the French Cross of Lorraine, which was the symbol of the Résistance and the Free French Forces chosen by Charles de Gaulle in 1942. At the start of World War II, Frenchmen from all walks of life enlist. Defeated by the invading Germans in 1940, Marshal Philippe Pétain signs a peace...
|Release date:||November 12, 1943|
|Directed by:||Tay Garnett|
|Producer:||Edwin H. Knopf|
|Music by:||Bronisław Kaper|
|Screenplay by:||Robert Hardy Andrews, Ring Lardner, Jr., Michael Kanin, Alexander Esway|
|Adapted from:||A Thousand Shall Fall|
|Genre:||Adventure Film, Action Film|