Passage to Marseille

directed by Michael Curtiz
Category: "War"
Year of Release:1944
Date Added:01/01/2020
Date Watched:01/01/2020
Description:A French tramp steamer returning home from South America happens upon a small boat with five nearly-dead men. It turns out that they were convicts from a penal colony who escaped when they learned about WWII so they could fight for France. Four of the men committed actual crimes, but the leader, Jean Matrac (Humphrey Bogart) was sentenced for writing articles against appeasement. On the voyage, Vichy supporters on board attempt to take over the ship, but the loyal crew, with the help of the five convicts recapture it. A German bomber attacks and one of the convicts (Peter Lorre) is killed, but Matrac shoots down the plane. The steamer sails to England where the four remaining convicts join the Free French Air Force. Matrac is show down. The whole story is told by Capt. Freycinet (Claude Rains) to a reporter.
My Rating:5

Reviews for Passage to Marseille

Review - Passage to Marseille

War time propaganda about our Free French allies. All well and good, but the story was rather dull and a bit too pat to believe.
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