Uncertain Glory

Synopsis: During WWII, in France, Jean Picard is a criminal who is about to be executed via the guillotine, but an air raid interrupts it and allows him to escape. Inspector Bonet tracks him down and brings him back. But along the way, they hear that a railway bridge vital to the Germans has been destroyed, supposedly by allied agents. The Germans take 100 Frenchmen and are threatening to execute them unless the saboteurs come forward. Picard who would rather die at the hands of the firing squad as oppose to the guillotine, offers to go to the Germans and say that he is the saboteur. Bonet accepts and so they go the village near where the bridge was to learn all that they can so that Picard can convince the Germans that he is the saboteur. While there Picard, a womanizer, meets a young woman and falls in love with her.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Raoul Walsh
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
102 min

the whole world's asleep at this hour.

Get them.

I knew I could rely on you, Henri, but hurry,

won't you? I haven't got much time.

With half the police in Paris after you,

why come to my place?

I come to my best friend, naturally.

I'm a great believer in friendship, Henri.

I can trust you just like you can trust me.

Henri, don't pick up any telephones,

will you?

You missed the guillotine last time...

...but if I'm caught again,

you might not be so lucky.

Haven't I seen you before somewhere?

No, I think not.

Oh, I'm sure I have. I never forget a face.

Your name's...

...Louise, isn't it?

I've never seen you before.


- Where's Henri?

- Oh, he'll be gone about an hour.

You look like you got caught

in the air raid.

Caught in it?

- Can you keep a secret?

- Yes.

I was the inside man on that air raid.

I tipped the RAF off.

That's why I'm hiding.

Oh, you belong to the underground?

Body and soul.

What if they find you?

They'll line me up against a wall.

My life wouldn't be worth... that.

You're very brave.


Hurry, quick.

Jean, Jean.

What? Oh.

- Did you get everything?

- There you are.

Fine. And the money?

I see you've helped yourself

to my best suit.

Well, what do you expect?

We're friends, aren't we?



Thanks for everything.

Gaston, are you telling me the truth

about your school being bombed?

There's nothing about it in the paper.

A great many buildings

were bombed, Father.

Factories, yes.

Well, our school

sort of looks like a factory.

I just hoped it might've been hit.

I see.

Well, the British bombers

seemed to have missed it.

They hit the Renault factory instead.

And a part of the Prison Centrale.

Fine thing,

a boy hoping his school has blown up.

- Now, suppose you run along and see, huh?

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László Vadnay

László Vadnay (1904–1967), or Ladislaus Vadnai, was a Hungarian screenwriter. He worked in the United States for a number of years before returning to Hungary. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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