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The Battle of the Rails (1946)

Bataille du rail (original title)
This movie is a story about French railroad workers who were part of organized resistance during the German WW2 occupation.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marcel Barnault ...
(as Barnault)
Jean Clarieux ...
Lampin (as Clarieux)
Jean Daurand ...
Cheminot (as Daurand)
Jacques Desagneaux ...
Athos (as Desagneaux)
François Joux ...
Cheminot (as Joux)
Pierre Latour ...
Cheminot (as Latour)
Tony Laurent ...
Camargue
Robert Le Ray ...
Chef de gare (as Leray)
Pierre Lozach ...
Cheminot (as Lozach)
Pierre Mindaist ...
Cheminot (as Mindaist)
Léon Pauléon ...
Chef de gare St-André (as Pauleon)
Fernand Rauzéna ...
Cheminot (as Rauzena)
Redon ...
Mecanicien
Michel Salina ...
Allemand (as Salina)
Max Woll
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This movie is a story about French railroad workers who were part of organized resistance during the German WW2 occupation.

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The untold story of how they killed, how they plundered, how they stopped the last train! See more »

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Drama | War

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27 February 1946 (France)  »

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The Battle of the Rails  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In part financed by what had been the Resistance as a way of showing international audiences what the French population had been facing under Nazi oppression. The Resistance was also keen to let the world know that they had been actively involved in disrupting the German war machine in France as the international perception at the time was that the French had capitulated and collaborated a little too easily with their Nazi captors. See more »

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(in cast) et Les cheminots de France See more »

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Featured in La résistance (2008) See more »

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Neo-realist French style.
28 January 1999 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Rene Clement's first feature about the French rail workers who under the strangle hold of the dirty Nazis put up a fight by causing chaos with the running of the trains. A neo-realist style with unprofessional actors.


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