The Big Meeting (1950)

Le grand rendez-vous (original title)


Credited cast:
François Patrice François Patrice ... François
Marc Valbel Marc Valbel ... De Riel
René Blancard ... Commissaire Basquet
Jean Yonnel ... Le baron Darvey
Véra Norman Véra Norman ... Colette
Paula Dehelly Paula Dehelly ... Cora
Jean-Jacques Lécot Jean-Jacques Lécot ... Lecointre
Jacques Castelot Jacques Castelot ... Forestier
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pierre Asso Pierre Asso ... Père Saint-Michel
Jo Dest Jo Dest ... von Stoffel
Charles Fawcett Charles Fawcett ... L'ambassadeur
Charles Jarrel Charles Jarrel ... John
Julien Maffre Julien Maffre ... Un soldat
Olivier Mathot
Jean Morel Jean Morel ... Dameret


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Algiers 1942
3 July 2010 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Algeria was ,till 1962, a French colony.So in 1942,the country was occupied by the Germans and in Algiers they call this "Commissions D'Armistice" .Partisans ,helped by the American consulship,try to make the landing of the American troops easy.They succeed in their mission and "Franklin" arrives and it's one of the first defeats of the Nazis.

Although there are fictitious characters ,the movie is given a documentary treatment ,looking sometimes like a "longest day" in miniature.Too much voice over may be irritating in the long run.But the cast is good,particularly Jacques Castelot as the collaborator ,a role generally given to Marcel Dalio.

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Release Date:

10 February 1950 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Afrika brænder See more »

Filming Locations:

Algiers, Algeria

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Films Vendôme, Olympia See more »
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