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Is Paris Burning?

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Brief Synopsis: "The title is Adolf Hitler's question to his chief of staff Alfred Jodl on the eve of the liberation of Paris (August 25): the military governor of Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, had been ordered to destroy Paris rather than let it fall undamaged into the hands of the Allies, but von Choltitz disobeyed.The film follows historical events as U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, head of the Allied invasion, refuses to divert troops to liberate Paris. His hand is forced by the French military leader, Philippe Leclerc, and by a Resistance uprising in the city. Von Choltitz keeps details of the uprising from the German high command in an effort to save the city being destroyed in retaliation. The film follows his turmoil as a soldier and as the man who doesn't wish to be seen by history as the cause of a beautiful city's destruction."

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People Involved

  • Jean-Pierre Cassel (Lt. Henri Karcher)
  • Jean-Paul Belmondo (Yvon Morandat)
  • Marie Versini (Claire Morandat)
  • Alain Delon (Jacques Chaban-Delmas)
  • Gert Fröbe (Von Choltitz)
  • Bruno Cremer (Colonel Rol Tanguy)
  • Kirk Douglas (General Patton)
  • Claude Rich (General Leclerc)
  • Charles Boyer (Docteur Monod)
  • Leslie Caron (Françoise Labé)
  • Claude Dauphin (Colonel Lebel)
  • Michel Piccoli (Edgar Pisani)
  • Robert Stack (General Sibert)
  • Orson Welles (Konsul Nordling)
  • Wolfgang Preiss (Capitaine Ebernach)
  • Yves Montand (Sgt. Marcel Bizien)
  • Simone Signoret (Cafe Owner)
  • Anthony Perkins (Sgt. Warren)
  • Harry Meyen (Lieutenant von Arnim)
  • Pierre Vaneck (Maj. Roger Gallois)
  • George Chakiris (GI in Tank)
  • Jean-Louis Trintignant (Capitaine Serge)
  • Daniel Gélin (Yves Bayet)
  • Hannes Messemer (General Jodl)
  • Pierre Dux (Cerat - Alexandre Parodi)
  • Skip Ward (Charlie, un soldat U.S.)
  • Joachim Hansen (Commandant prison de Fresnes)
  • Sacha Pitoëff (Joliot-Curie)
  • Bernard Fresson (Agent de liaison F.F.I.)
  • Claude Vernier (Prisonnier allemand)
  • Georges Claisse (Intern with Monod)
  • Patrick Dewaere (A young resister)
  • E.G. Marshall (Intelligence Officer Powell)
  • Serge Rousseau (Col. Fabien)
  • Georges Poujouly (Landrieux)
  • Cécile Vassort ()
  • Mike Marshall ()
  • Maria Machado ()
  • Jeanne Herviale ()
  • Michel Fugain ()
  • André Falcon (Member of Resistance council)
  • Suzy Delair ()
  • Germaine de France ()
  • Billy Frick (Adolf Hitler)
  • Glenn Ford (General Bradley)
  • René Clément (Director)