Unfolded in a complex flashback-within-flashback structure, this is the story of Matrac (Humphrey Bogart), a freedom-loving French journalist who sacrifices his happiness and security to battle Nazi tyrrany.
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An oddball war picture that doesn't fire on all fronts in one of the most inane narrative structures ever used by Hollywood: a flashback in a flashback in a flashback with other mini-flashbacks within. However, Bogie gets to scowl frequently, Claude Rains has an eyepatch, Lorre and Greenstreet poke their heads in, and James Wong Howe slips in some fantastic visuals.
Vive la France.