Escape to Glory

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Escape to Glory

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Escape to Glory

Release Date: May 20, 1940

Year    :   1940
Slogan    :   «Forget All The Action Pictures You Ever Saw... And Brace Yourself For A New Kind Of Thrill!»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Columbia Pictures
Director    :   John Brahm
Producers    :   
Writers    :   P.J. Wolfson
RunTime    :   64 mins.

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.


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