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Passage to Marseille (1944) was a Drama - Adventure Film directed by Michael Curtiz and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Jack L. Warner.

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Passage to Marseille (1944)

By Beatrice on Dec 9, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Passage to Marseille Directed by Michael Curtiz Written by Casey Robinson and Jack Moffitt from a novel by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall 1944/USA Warner Bros First viewing/iTunes rental Jean Matrac: [Flatly] No. Warner Brothers attempts to recapture the success of Casablanca with this st... Read full article

Passage to Marseille – 1944

By Bogart Fan on Apr 29, 2013 From The Bogie Film Blog

My Review —Very Good— Your Bogie Fix: ?out of 5 Bogies! Director:? Michael Curtiz The Lowdown Come slip down the rabbit hole as we have a movie that exists almost entirely in a flashback ? but not just a flashback, a flashback within a flashback, which I think even delves into another fl... Read full article

24 Bogie Movie Marathon #15: Passage to Marseille (1943)

By Google profile on Nov 24, 2010 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

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Jean Matrac: [to Paula as she is playing the piano] Funny how much more you can say with a few bars of music then a basketful of words.

Maj. Duval: Haven't you been taught to stand in the presence of officials?
Jean Matrac: [Flatly] No.

First Mate: The British will fight.
Chief Engineer: [Sarcastically] Yes, to the last drop of French blood.

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Warner Bros. built a full-scale Merchant Marine ship in three months, modeled after the French ship Ville de Nancy.
During filming, Lauren Bacall was brought to the set in order to gauge her chemistry with Humphrey Bogart with whom she would soon be co-starring in To Have and Have Not. This was the famous duo's first meeting, though it would be months before their romance began.
One of the few films to employ a flashback within a flashback within a flashback.This film is often seen as an attempt to recapture the magic of Casablanca, which many of this film's key players were a part. Some "usual suspects" include director Michael Curtiz, stars Humphrey Bogart and Claude Rains, supporting and bit players Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Helmut Dantine and Corinna Mura, writer Casey Robinson, composer Max Steiner, producer Hal B. Wallis and executive producer Jack L. Warner (both films were made by Warner Bros.). Also, Michèle Morgan was originally cast as Ilsa in "Casablanca", but her salary demand was too big, so Ingrid Bergman was cast instead.
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