Escape to Glory (1940) - Rotten Tomatoes

Escape to Glory (1940)





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The Grand Hotel formula that was so overworked in the 1930s made an encore appearance in 1940's Escape to Glory. The story is given timeliness by placing the characters on a British merchant ship on the very day that World War II is declared. The ship is attacked by a Nazi U-Boat, resulting in a variety of reactions from the diverse passengers--one of whom (Erwin Kalser) is a German doctor. Constance Bennett is glamorous, Pat O'Brien is boozy, John Halliday is pensive, and everybody else (except for the German medico) is plain fearful. Twenty years later, director John Brahm would masterfully recreate the shipboard tensions he sustained so well in Escape to Glory for his classic Twilight Zone TV playlet "Judgment Night." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Pat O'Brien
as Mike Farrough
Constance Bennett
as Christine Blaine
John Halliday
as John Morgan
Alan Baxter
as Larry Perrin
Edgar Buchanan
as Charles Atterbee
Marjorie Gateson
as Mrs. Winslow
Francis Pierlot
as Prof. Mudge
Jessie Busley
as Mrs. Mudge
Stanley Logan
as Capt. Hollister
Frank Sully
as Tommy Malone
Erwin Kalser
as Dr. Behrens
Don Beddoe
as Chief Engineer
Bruce Bennett
as Lieutenant
Frank Baker
as Detective
Arthur Mulliner
as Detective
Arno Frey
as Submarine Gunner
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A mediocre movie, with such artistic pretensions that make its mediocrity more noticeable. [Full review in Spanish]

September 16, 2019 | Full Review…

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