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A Tale of Five Cities

A Tale of Five Cities

A Feature film by Emile-Edwin Reinert, Montgomery Tully, Romolo Marcellini, Wolfgang Staudte, Géza Von Cziffra

Release in France : 26/09/1952


    Bob Mitchell, an English citizen and world-traveling circus acrobat, has worked in America so long he has lost his accent, but he is drafted into the British Army at the outbreak of World War II, but is injured and suffers from amnesia, and can't be identified. Since he speaks with an American accent, he is transferred from the American sector in post-war Berlin to a hospital in the United States. There, he tries to recall his past but the only clue is a string of five bank notes from five European countries, each bearing the signature of a different girl. Lesley, the attractive editor of an American magazine, conceives the circulation-boosting idea of sponsoring his trip back to the five countries in order to re-discover his past. The Rome, Vienna, Berlin, Paris and London segments of each film was handled by a different director and crew in each city, as was the writers for each segment.

    Actors (13)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Co-production :

    Les Films Gloria

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    Full credits (5)

    Foreign Producer :

    Ermanno Donati

    Co-producer :

    Guy Lacourt

    Music Composers :

    Joe Hajos, Hans May

    Screenwriter :

    Jacques Companeez

    Directors of Photography :

    Friedl Behn-Grund, Ludwig Berger, Roger Dormoy

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Sub-genre :

    Anthology film

    Production language :

    French, English, German, Italian

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Germany, Italy

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    Runtime :

    1 h 26 min

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    Black & White

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