About the film
Release Date: April 20, 1939
|Production Companies||:||Arcadia Films, Flora Films|
|Producers||:||Bernard Natan, Max Glass, Paul Glass|
|Writers||:||André Maurois, Abel Hermant|
The film depicts events between the Fashoda crisis in 1898 and the 1904 signing of the Entente Cordiale creating an alliance between Britain and France and ending their historic rivalry. It was based on the book King Edward VII and His Times by André Maurois. It was made with an eye to its propaganda value, following the Munich Agreement of September 1938 and in anticipation of the outbreak of a Second World War which would test the bonds between Britain and France in a conflict with Nazi Germany.