La Grande Illusion (1937)
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113 min | Drama, War

During WWI, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are eventually sent to a seemingly inescapable fortress.
Director
Writers
Charles Spaak (scenario and dialogue) | Jean Renoir (scenario and dialogue)
Composer
Cinematographer
Christian Matras (photography)
Editors
Marthe Huguet (as Huguet) | Renée Lichtig (version: 1958) | Marguerite Renoir (as Margueritte)
Production Designer
Eugène Lourié (as Lourié)
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Release date
Sep 12, 1938 (United States)

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Cast

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23 cast members
Name Known for
Jean Gabin
Le lieutenant Maréchal Le lieutenant Maréchal   See fewer
Pierre Fresnay
Le captaine de Boeldieu Le captaine de Boeldieu   See fewer
Erich von Stroheim
Le captaine von Rauffenstein (as Eric von Stroheim) Le captaine von Rauffenstein (as Eric von Stroheim)   See fewer
Julien Carette
Cartier - l'acteur (as Carette) Cartier - l'acteur (as Carette)   See fewer
Georges Péclet
Le serrurier (as Peclet) Le serrurier (as Peclet)   See fewer
Werner Florian
Le sergent Arthur Le sergent Arthur   See fewer
Jean Dasté
L'instituteur (as Daste) L'instituteur (as Daste)   See fewer
Sylvain Itkine
Le lieutenant Demolder (as Itkine) Le lieutenant Demolder (as Itkine)   See fewer
Gaston Modot
L'ingénieur (as Modot) L'ingénieur (as Modot)   See fewer
Marcel Dalio
Le lieutenant Rosenthal (as Dalio) Le lieutenant Rosenthal (as Dalio)   See fewer
Jacques Becker
L'officier anglais (uncredited) L'officier anglais (uncredited)   See fewer
Habib Benglia
Le sénégalais (uncredited) Le sénégalais (uncredited)   See fewer
Pierre Blondy
Un soldat (uncredited) Un soldat (uncredited)   See fewer
Albert Brouett
Un prisonnier (uncredited) Un prisonnier (uncredited)   See fewer
George Forster
Maison-Neuve (uncredited) Maison-Neuve (uncredited)   See fewer
Georges Fronval
Le soldat allemand qui tue le capitaine de Boeldieu (uncredited) Le soldat allemand qui tue le capitaine de Boeldieu (uncredited)   See fewer
Karl Heil
Un officier de la forteresse (uncredited) Un officier de la forteresse (uncredited)   See fewer
Carl Koch
L'ordonnance de von Rauffenstein (uncredited) L'ordonnance de von Rauffenstein (uncredited)   See fewer
Little Peters
La petite fille d'Elsa (uncredited) La petite fille d'Elsa (uncredited)   See fewer
Claude Sainval
Le capitaine Ringis (uncredited) Le capitaine Ringis (uncredited)   See fewer
Michel Salina
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
Claude Vernier
L'officer prussien (uncredited) L'officer prussien (uncredited)   See fewer
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