This Was Paris (1941)

Genres - Adventure, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Release Date - Mar 21, 1942 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 77 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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Filmed in England at Warner Bros.' Teddington Studios facilities, This Was Paris stars American actors (and current British residents) Ann Dvorak and Ben Lyon. She is cast as Ann Morgan, a female ambulance driver in the early days of WWII. He is cast as bibulous American newspaperman Butch, who likes to throw his weight around Paris because he knows he can get away with it. As the clouds of war gather all over Europe, Ann finds romance in the form of British Intelligence agent Bill Hamilton, while Butch sobers up and begins taking his responsibilities seriously. Oddly enough, This Was Paris didn't receive an American release until several years after its production.

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war, ambulance, America, Britain, correspondence, damsel-in-distress, driver, enemy, espionage, intelligence [gov't], manipulation, Nazism, rescue