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Arch of Triumph (1948, Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman)



This wartime tale of unrequited love is based on the phenomenally successful novel of the same name by Erich Maria Remarque, who also wrote ‘All Quiet on the Western Front.’ Dr. Ravic (Charles Boyer) is practicing medicine illegally in Paris, having fled the Nazis in his native Austria with his life. He meets Joan Madou (Ingrid Bergman) in the confusion of a raid, who he helps and who falls in love with him. When Ravic is deported, Madou moves in with ne’er-do-well Alex (Stephen Bekassy), which proves to be the biggest mistake of her life.

Arch of Triumph was remade as a television movie in 1985 starring Anthony Hopkins and Lesley-Anne Down.

production details
USA | 115 minutes | 1948

Producer and Director: Lewis Milestone
Original Story: Erich Maria Remarque
Cinematography: Russell Metty
Editor: Mario Castegnaro
Music: Louis Gruenberg
Script: Harry Brown, Lewis Milestone

Ingrid Bergman as Joan Madou
Charles Boyer as Dr. Ravic
Charles Laughton as Ivon Haake
Roman Bohnen as Dr. Veber
Curt Bois as Tattooed waiter
Louis Calhern as ‘Col.’ Boris Morosov
Ruth Warrick as Kate Bergstroem
J. Edward Bromberg as Hotel manager at the Verdun
Ruth Nelson as Madame Fessier
Stephen Bekassy as Alex
Art Smith as Inspector
Michael Romanoff as Capt. Alidze