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Assignment in Brittany (1943)

A French captain (Jean-Pierre Aumont) poses as a Nazi to pinpoint a U-boat base off the coast of France, while assuming the identity of a "look-a-like" French citizen.

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Jack Conway

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Anthony Veiller (screen play), William H. Wright (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Pierre Aumont ... Bertrand Corlay / Capt. Pierre Metard (as Pierre Aumont)
Susan Peters ... Anne Pinot
Margaret Wycherly ... Mme. Henriette Corlay
Signe Hasso ... Elise
Richard Whorf ... Jean Kerenor
George Coulouris ... Capt. Hans Holz
John Emery ... Capt. Deichgraber
Darryl Hickman ... Etienne
Sarah Padden ... Albertine
Adia Kuznetzoff Adia Kuznetzoff ... Louis Basdevant
Reginald Owen ... Col. Trane
Miles Mander ... Col. Herman Fournier
Alan Napier ... Sam Wells
Odette Myrtil ... Louis' Sister
Juanita Quigley ... Jeannine
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A French captain (Jean-Pierre Aumont) poses as a Nazi to pinpoint a U-boat base off the coast of France, while assuming the identity of a "look-a-like" French citizen.

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Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un commando en Bretagne See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film received its initial television broadcast in Los Angeles Friday 3 May 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Seattle 8 May 1957 on KING (Channel 5), by Miami 29 May 1957 on WCKT (Channel 7), by Chicago 2 June 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), by Portland OR 8 June 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), by Philadelphia 24 June 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), by Amarillo 28 June 1957 on KFDA (Channel 19), by New Haven CT 1 July 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), by Altoona PA 15 July 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), by Minneapolis 1 October 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), by San Francisco 27 January 1958 on KGO (Channel 7) and by New York City 31 January 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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As Corlay and Kerenor are about to enter the pub, a German guard stops them. Kerenor says, "One uncovers. It's good form for the content." They take their hats off and enter. But once inside, only they have their hats off. All the other Frenchmen of the town, and the German officers, have their hats on their heads. See more »

Quotes

Mme. Henriette Corlay: [to Metard, who is impersonating her son] There are women, monsieur, who give their love but once. I think Ann's one of them. When you go...
Bertrand Corlay: [Capt. Metard playing Bertrand Corlay] It's not I she loves... it's your son.
Mme. Henriette Corlay: I don't think you believe that. Monsieur, don't make her suffer any more.
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from a novel by Helen MacInnes
5 December 2012 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Jean-Pierre Aumont, Susan Peters, Signe Hasso, and Margaret Wycherly star in "Assignment in Brittany," a 1943 film.

The story concerns a young man, Capt. Pierre Matard (Aumont), who is sent to France because he is a lookalike of an injured man, Bertrand Corlay (also Aumont) hospitalized in London. The British need to location of a port in Brittany that has destroyed a lot of British ships. Pierre goes to France and impersonates Corlay.

Matard knows a great many facts about Corlay but nothing of his cold personality and the fact that he has been playing ball with the Nazis. Bertrand's mother catches on fairly quickly; his girlfriend (Susan Peters) is slower on the draw. Corlay also has a mistress (Hasso), which comes as a surprise. He works with the Free French, all the while trying to keep himself and others out of danger.

The last time I saw Jean-Pierre Aumont was in a TV movie called Sins in 1986. He was 75 years old, and I don't think I ever saw him as anything but elderly. Well, boy, what a hunk he was - that beautiful mane of hair, glorious smile, good build - wow.

This is a typical black and white film about the war, showing the courage of the people in the French resistance. Everybody was good, and despite a critique of stage mannerisms on this board, I was frankly unaware of it.

It was nice to see the lovely Susan Peters as the shy but loving girlfriend of Bernard, who actually falls for his impersonator Matard. Only two years later, she would be in a hunting accident and spend the following 7 years in a wheelchair, until her death in 1952 at the age of 31.

Aumont actually fought with the Free French in North Africa. He was widowed in 1951 when his wife, Maria Montez, died of heart failure while sitting in a hot bath. He remarried in 1956, to Marisa Pavan, and stayed married to her until his death 45 years later.

Good movie, good suspense, and a young and vital Aumont.


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