Joan of Paris (Full Screen)

A barmaid sacrifices her own safety to help five fugitive British airmen escape from France.
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
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  • Originally Released: 1942
  • Label: Warner Archives
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English

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Under the brutal martial law of Nazi-occupied France, many risked their lives to help keep the world free from Nazi domination. This is the story of one such woman -- a simple barmaid named Joan (Michele Morgan) who sacrifices her own safety to help five fugitive British airmen escape from France. From the time the airmen make their rendezvous with a British agent in a Paris church, they become the desperate quarry of the unrelenting Nazi Gestapo. Now, Joan must devise a means of escape for the men and finds herself falling in love with the squadron leader (Paul Henreid).

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At first glance, we seem to be watching the 1934 Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers musical THE GAY DIVORCEE, which opens with a montage of Paris nightspots. Suddenly, however, stock footage from that earlier film is cut short, the screen goes dark, and an offscreen radio voice announces the Nazi invasion of France. At this point, the plot of JOAN OF PARIS gets under way. Michèle Morgan plays a Parisian barmaid, Joan, whose patron saint is Joan of Arc. Thus, she considers it her bounden duty to aid Free French pilot Paul Lavallier (Paul Henreid) and his RAF comrades (one of whom is Alan Ladd) in their efforts to escape from occupied France. And if this means that Joan must face death at the hands of slimy Gestapo chief Herr Funk (Laird Cregar), she's eager and willing to make that sacrifice. One of the earliest French Underground dramas, JOAN OF PARIS posted a neat profit for ever-in-the-red RKO Radio Pictures.

Plot Keywords:

Death | Espionage | France | Love | Nazis | Paris, France | Pilots | Spies | Spy | War
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  • Sales Rank: 20,315
  • UPC: 883316470411
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