The Impostor (1944 film)

The Impostor

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Julien Duvivier
Produced by Julien Duvivier
Written by Julien Duvivier
Stephen Longstreet
Marc Connelly
Lynn Starling
Starring Jean Gabin
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Cinematography Paul Ivano
Edited by Paul Landres
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
February 11, 1944
Running time
93 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Impostor (aka Bayonet Charge and Strange Confession) is a 1944 American drama film directed by Julien Duvivier starring Jean Gabin.[1]


Clement (Gabin), a condemned murderer literally minutes away from the guillotine, is "liberated" when the Nazis bomb the French jail that holds him. During his escape he steals the uniform and identification papers of a dead French soldier. He then hides from the law by joining the Resistance movement. Clement's new identity and purpose in life reform him. In the end he sacrifices himself in service of his country.



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