About the film
Escape to Glory
Release Date: May 20, 1940
|Slogan||:||«Forget All The Action Pictures You Ever Saw... And Brace Yourself For A New Kind Of Thrill!»|
|Production Companies||:||Columbia Pictures|
The Grand Hotel formula that was so overworked in the 1930s made an encore appearance in 1940's Escape to Glory. The story is given timeliness by placing the characters on a British merchant ship on the very day that World War II is declared. The ship is attacked by a Nazi U-Boat, resulting in a variety of reactions from the diverse passengers--one of whom (Erwin Kalser) is a German doctor. Constance Bennett is glamorous, Pat O'Brien is boozy, John Halliday is pensive, and everybody else (except for the German medico) is plain fearful.