Approved | | Crime, Drama, Romance
After a career criminal is recaptured and knows he faces the guillotine, he offers to exchange his life for 100 hostages slated for execution by the Nazis.
Errol Flynn was criticized for playing heroes in World War II movies. Tony Thomas in his book 'Errol Flynn: The Spy Who Never Was' states that Flynn had tried to enlist in every branch of any armed services he could but was rejected as unfit for service on the grounds of his health. Flynn had a heart condition, tuberculosis, malaria and a back problem. Flynn felt he could contribute to America's war effort by appearing in such films as Edge of Darkness (1943); Northern Pursuit (1943); Dive Bomber (1941), Objective, Burma! (1945), and Uncertain Glory (1944). Reportedly, Flynn was at his most professional and co-operative he ever was whilst working on Second World War movies. The studios apparently did not diffuse the criticism of Flynn's state-of-health as they wished to keep it quiet for fear of his box-office draw waning.
What is he really like, deep in his heart?
Inspector Marcel Bonet: He was a Frenchman!
About 1:20 into the film, there is a scene where the French police are coming into the town at night. One, on a motorcycle, rounding a corner, seemingly slips on the wet cobblestones and crashes in front of the camera - the shadow of his head flashes across the bottom of the screen and the sound of his presumed crash can be heard.
English, German, French