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T.9699 (9 reel 9.5mm sound release by Pathéscope May 1952) 
"TOMORROW WE LIVE"       GB 05April1943     Dir: George King
------------------       A British Aviation Pictures Production
87mins B/W Cert "U"      Produced by: S.W. Smith  Executive Producer: John Stafford
(Approx 72mins on 9.5)   Released by: British Lion Film Distributors
Produced at 
Screenplay by: Anatole de Grunwald           Shooting Script: Katherine Strueby
Story by: Dorothy Hope
Art Director: Norman G. Arnold               Cinematography: Otto Heller
Editing: Winifred Cooper, Terence Fisher     Sound: Ernest A. Royle, Cecil V. Thornton
Music: Nicolas Brodsky   Music Orchestration: Roy Douglas (who we find wrote most of the stuff!!)
Musical Director: Muir Mathieson
Cast:   John Clements .. ........ Jean Baptiste
        Godfrey Tearle .......... Mayor Pierre Duchesne
        Hugh Sinclair ........... Major von Kleist
        Greta Gynt .............. Marie Duchesne
        Judy Kelly .............. Germaine Bertan
        Yvonne Arnaud ........... Madame L. Labouche
        Karel Stepanek .......... Seitz
        Bransby Williams ........ Matthieu
        Fritz Wendhausen ........ Commandent Frissette
        Allan Jeayes ............ Pogo
        Gabrielle Brune ......... Mrs Frissette
        Margaret Yarde .......... Fauntel
        David Keir .............. Jacquier
        Anthony Holles .......... Stationmaster
        Olaf Olsen .............. Sergeant Major
        D.J. Williams ........... Bolleau
        John Salew .............. Marcel la Blanc
        Walter Gotell ........... Hans
        Victor Beaumont ......... Rabineau
        Brefni O'Rorke .......... Moreau
        Gibb McLaughlin ......... Dupont
        Cot D'Ordan ............. Durand
        Walter Hertner........... Schultz
        Herbert Lom ............. Kurtz
        Townsend Whitling ....... Rougement
        Elwyn Brook-Jones ....... Unknown (uncredited)      

Tomorrow We Live (released as At Dawn We Die in the US), is a 1943 British film, directed by George King and starring John Clements, Godfrey Tearle, Gredta Gynt, Hugh Sinclair and Yvonne Arnaud.

The film was made during the Second World War, and the action is set in a small town in occupied France. It portrays the activities of members of the French Resistance and the Nazi tactic of taking and shooting innocent hostages in reprisal for acts of sabotage. The opening credits acknowledge "the official co-operation of General de Gaulle and the French National Committee".

Dorothy Hope is credited with "original story", and the storyline bears a striking similarity to her other wartime film, Candlelight In Algeria, (also on 9.5mm sound), in which an exceptionally strong heroine comes to the aid of a dashing fighter against tyranny. (Wikipedia)

      Hugh Sinclair

 
 
Front and centre pages of the Pathéscope Monthly magazine April-May 1952


World Premiere just preceeded the 'Official' copyright registration date?



Watch on You Tube: "Tomorrow We Live"   

Notes:
       1. The opening credits acknowledge "the official co-operation of General de
          Gaulle and the French National Committee".

       2. Not to be confused with the 1936 drama "Tomorrow We Live", even though   
          Godfrey Tearle starred in both! 

       3. Godfey Tearle was knighted in 1951 and John Clements received the same
          honour during 1958. 

       4. Greta Gynt was a Norwegian whom the Rank Organisation tried to market 
          as the British Jean Harlow! 
       5. Yvonne Arnaud leads the singing of "La Marseillaise" as the hostages
          are led to their execution. 
          
       6. British Aviation was a production company set up by George King and
          leading actor Leslie Howard. Their greatest success was "The First Of
          The Few" which topped the UK Box Office takings in 1942.

       7. Missing from the 9.5mm print include:-
           * A scene with Yvonne Arnaud and John Clements talking about their life 
             and hopes before the War. Also omitted is the following scene where a
             German Patrol (led by Herbert Lom) searches the house.
           * The final section of the English sailors leaving the Resistance hideout.
           * A scene where, following a funeral, Clements talks to Greta Gynt.   
(These notes from Maurice Trace's superb "9.5mm Sound Film Catalogue" 

The film has been released in the UK on an Odeon DVD

The print is full length, the box contains an interesting leaflet

(try Amazon UK etc. or usually in my Sales Box!)



Original UK cinema poster and USA release (retitled) poster


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