Invitation to the Dance: Gene Kelly @ 100

The Cross of Lorraine


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The Cross of Lorraine
Tay Garnett, 1943
USA | 90 minutes

Not on DVD!

A group of captured French soldiers (including Kelly, Hume Cronyn and Cedric Hardwicke) tough it out in a Nazi POW camp run by the sadistic Peter Lorre in this powerful and surprisingly violent WWII programmer.

“Precision crafted at MGM, this 1943 propaganda piece about French soldiers in a German POW camp features a strong ensemble cast, a polished script, and enough brutality to suggest that Louis B. Mayer was in a pretty foul mood at the time.”
--J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader

Series: Invitation to the Dance: Gene Kelly @ 100

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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