Escape to Glory (1940)

73 mins | Drama | 28 November 1940

Director:

John Brahm

Writer:

P. J. Wolfson

Producer:

Samuel Bischoff

Cinematographer:

Frank F. Planer

Editor:

Al Clark

Production Designer:

Lionel Banks

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

The working titles of this film were Passage West and Submarine Zone ... More Less

The working titles of this film were Passage West and Submarine Zone . More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
19 Nov 40
p. 3.
Hollywood Reporter
23 Aug 40
pp. 8-9.
Hollywood Reporter
19 Nov 40
p. 3.
Motion Picture Herald
23 Nov 40
p. 45.
New York Times
7 Apr 40
p. 3.
Variety
20 Nov 40
p. 16.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Miss Bennett's gowns
MUSIC
Mus dir
SOUND
STAND INS
Stand-in for Pat O'Brien
Stand-in for Constance Bennett
Stand-in for Alan Baxter
Stand-in for Stanley Logan
Stand-in for Melville Cooper
Stand-in for John Halliday
Stand-in for Jessie Busley
Stand-in for Marjorie Gateson
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Passage West
Submarine Zone
Release Date:
28 November 1940
Production Date:
19 August--23 September 1940
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
14 October 1940
Copyright Number:
LP10237
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
73
Country:
United States
PCA No:
6656
SYNOPSIS

Amid rumors of war in Europe, a group of Americans rush homeward aboard a British freighter. On board are Mike Farrough, an American soldier of fortune; John Morgan, a district attorney who has put his office at the service of gangsters; Christine Blaine, Morgan's secretary and sweetheart; Larry Perrin, a fugitive murderer trailing Morgan to avenge a double-cross; Professor and Mrs. Mudge, an elderly couple; and Dr. Behrens, a German doctor. One day out of Liverpool, war is declared, and soon after, the freighter is halted to take on guns. When a German submarine appears, Farrough mans a gun and cripples the U-boat's periscope. Dr. Behrens, torn between ethics and his love for his fatherland, sends signals to the submarine with a shortwave transmitter. As the submarine tracks its prey, Perrin watches for his chance to kill Morgan, while Farrough and Christine fall in love. Discovering that the doctor has been signaling the submarine, Farrough places the transmitter aboard a small boat loaded with depth charges. To decoy the submarine away from the freighter, Perrin volunteers to pilot the boat in a suicide mission, and forces Morgan to accompany him. When the submarine attacks the decoy, the depth charges explode, sinking the sub and saving the freighter at the cost of Morgan's and Perris' ... +


Amid rumors of war in Europe, a group of Americans rush homeward aboard a British freighter. On board are Mike Farrough, an American soldier of fortune; John Morgan, a district attorney who has put his office at the service of gangsters; Christine Blaine, Morgan's secretary and sweetheart; Larry Perrin, a fugitive murderer trailing Morgan to avenge a double-cross; Professor and Mrs. Mudge, an elderly couple; and Dr. Behrens, a German doctor. One day out of Liverpool, war is declared, and soon after, the freighter is halted to take on guns. When a German submarine appears, Farrough mans a gun and cripples the U-boat's periscope. Dr. Behrens, torn between ethics and his love for his fatherland, sends signals to the submarine with a shortwave transmitter. As the submarine tracks its prey, Perrin watches for his chance to kill Morgan, while Farrough and Christine fall in love. Discovering that the doctor has been signaling the submarine, Farrough places the transmitter aboard a small boat loaded with depth charges. To decoy the submarine away from the freighter, Perrin volunteers to pilot the boat in a suicide mission, and forces Morgan to accompany him. When the submarine attacks the decoy, the depth charges explode, sinking the sub and saving the freighter at the cost of Morgan's and Perris' lives. +

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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