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Arise, My Love (1940)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 8 November 1940 (USA)
A dashing pilot and a vivacious reporter have romantic and dramatic adventures in Europe as World War II begins.

Director:

Mitchell Leisen

Writers:

Charles Brackett (screen play), Billy Wilder (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Claudette Colbert ... Augusta Nash
Ray Milland ... Tom Martin
Dennis O'Keefe ... Shep
Walter Abel ... Phillips
Dick Purcell ... Pink
George Zucco ... Prison Governor
Frank Puglia ... Father Jacinto
Esther Dale ... Susie
Paul Leyssac Paul Leyssac ... Bresson
Ann Codee ... Mme. Bresson
Stanley Logan Stanley Logan ... Col. Tubbs-Brown
Lionel Pape ... Lord Kettlebrook
Aubrey Mather ... Achille
Cliff Nazarro ... Botzelberg
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Storyline

In 1939, American Tom Martin, who fought in the Spanish Civil War, awaits execution at the hands of the Fascist victors when reporter Augusta 'Gusto' Nash, for a scoop, aids him in an audacious escape. Of course, Tom tries to romance Gusto; but though she likes him, her career comes first, and Tom himself prefers freedom-fighting to settling down. Comedy becomes drama as their mixed feelings lead them on a circuitous path through the deepening chaos and catastrophe of the early days of World War II. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Here's the gay, glorious story of a war correspondent and a war ace...a romance that could happen only in 1940!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | German | Spanish

Release Date:

8 November 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adelante, mi amor See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)| Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The movie's title comes from the Song of Solomon 2:10: "My beloved speaks and says to me: "Arise, my love, my fair one . . . ". See more »

Goofs

When Walter Abel tells Claudette Colbert that she has got a new assignment in Berlin and she is told she is going in 3 days time on Saturday, she receives a cable dated September 1st, 1939, from Ray Milland. September 1st, 1939, was a Friday. See more »

Quotes

Augusta Nash: Don't you think we'd better get back to the inn? What will they think?
Tom Martin: Oh, nothing. It's a French inn.
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Connections

Referenced in Cinemania (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Dream Lover
(1929) (uncredited)
Written by Victor Schertzinger
Lyrics by Clifford Grey
Sung and hummed by Claudette Colbert
Introduced in The Love Parade (1929)
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Directed with gusto
14 March 2010 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Mitchell Leisen was one of the few directors who could introduce tragedy into comedy and vice versa .The first part is absolutely dazzling.Incredible though it may seem ,it's full of unexpected twists,of fine lines ("it's my first execution" says the Padre /It's mine too" says the prisoner).The chemistry between Claudette Colbert and Ray Milland is perfect and their husband-and-wife act compares favorably with that of the actress as a "baroness ,her husband and her children" in "midnight" .The movie loses steam in its second part but it does show Mitchell's fondness for France .Unlike too many American movies,there are plenty of French words and the French speak French between them.I particularly like this sentence "Three sisters used to live in this country :Liberté ,Egalité Et Fraternité " as the German army is marching past the streets of Paris.This francophilia is also present in Leisen's "hold back the dawn" or "Frenchman's creek" .

The last third may be considered a propaganda one ,but many other directors (Hitchcock,Lang,Hathaway,Borzage etc) had theirs too,and Leisen's is certainly smarter than most of the others.Solomon's prayer (which provides the title) is to be taken literally.Augusta is a go-getter ,she plays the heroine just for the sake of fame .After the beautiful scene in the forest ,where the animals run for their lives ,she does arise .The scene in the Compiègne Car is as incredible as Marlene Dietrich as a gypsy entering an inn full of Nazis in "golden earrings" .But the Spanish extravagant tale had warned us:this is not to be taken seriously ,but in a way,it is.


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