The Imposter (Strange Confession) (1944) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Imposter (Strange Confession) (1944)

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The Impostor is one of French film favorite Jean Gabin's two wartime Hollywood vehicles. Adapted by Stephen Longstreet and Marc Connelly from a screenplay by director Julien Duvivier, the story concerns a condemned murderer named Clement (Jean Gabin), who is "liberated" when the Nazis bomb the French jail that holds him. During his escape, Clement comes across the body of a French soldier; he steals the dead man's uniform and identification papers, then hides from the law by joining the Resistance movement. Clement's new identity and purpose in life reforms him, and in due time he has sacrificed himself in service of his country. The huge cast includes such familiar Hollywood faces as Richard Whorf, Ellen Drew, Allyn Joslyn, Ralph Morgan, John Qualen, Milburn Stone, Fritz Leiber and Peter Cookson.

Cast

Jean Gabin
as Clement
Richard Whorf
as Lt. Varenne
Allyn Joslyn
as Bouteau
Ellen Drew
as Yvonne
Ralph Morgan
as Col. De Bolvan
Dennis Moore
as Lafarge
John Philliber
as Mortourart
Charles McGraw
as Menessier
John Forrest
as Free French Corporal
Ian Wolfe
as Sergeant Clerk
Frank Wilcox
as Prosecutor
Warren Ashe
as Officer
George Irving
as Prosecutor
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Jean Gabin creates an admirable performance. [Full review in Spanish]

September 17, 2019 | Full Review…

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