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Grand Illusion

Grand Illusion(1937)

Also Known As: La Grande Illusion | La gran ilusin |

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Brief Synopsis

French POWs fight to escape their German captors during World War I.

Cast & Crew

Jean Renoir Director
Jean Gabin Lieutenant Marechal
Erich von Stroheim Captain Von Rauffenstein
Pierre Fresnay Captain Deboeldieu
Marcel Dalio Rosenthal
Jacques Becker English Officer
Gaston Modot Engineer
Jean Dasté Schoolmaster
Charles Spaak Screenwriter
Jean Renoir Screenwriter
Jacques Becker Assistant Director
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1937 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Rialto Pictures\Kino International, Kino International/Rialto Pictures, Kino International/Rialto Pictures
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Sound System) Production Co:  Janus Films .....Production Company, Criterion Collection .....Production Company, Rialto Pictures .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, Kino International .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, .....Domestic Video Distributor
Duration(mins):  Country:  France (FR)
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  • Meant to halt Hitler

    Jeff Boston 2015-11-06

    It failed. This film itself is a grand illusion. It was made in the midst of the Fuhrer's fomentation and mentions "the march of time." ... MORE>

  • What a Lovefest!

    disinterested spectator 2014-07-20

    Though set in the middle of World War I, yet this movie shows everyone getting along fabulously. A German and French officer regard their class as more... MORE>

  • Above Many Others

    Dee2 2014-02-26

    With its great heart, humanity and compassion, the Grand Illusion remains at the very peak of movie perfection. How close all humans are by nature and... MORE>