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Constance Bennett both produced and starred in the espionager Paris Underground. Bennett and Gracie Fields play, respectively, an American and an English citizen trapped in Paris when the Nazis invade. The women team up to help Allied aviators escape from the occupied city into Free French territory. The screenplay was based on the true wartime activities of Etta Shiber, who engineered the escape of nearly 300 Allied pilots. British fans of comedienne Gracie Fields were put off by the scenes in which she is tortured by the Gestapo, while Constance Bennett's following had been rapidly dwindling since the 1930s; as a result, the heartfelt but tiresome Paris Underground failed to make a dent at the box-office. It would be Constance Bennett's last starring film--and Gracie Fields' last film, period. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Kurt Kreuger
as Capt. Kurt von Weber
Eily Malyon
as Mme. Bangler
Leslie Vincent
as Lt. William Gray
Richard Ryen
as Monsieur Renard
Adrienne D'Ambricourt
as Margot
Gregory Gaye
as Tissier
Georges Rigaud
as Andre de Mornay
Otto Reichow
Nina Borget
Constance Bennett
as Kitty de Mornay
Vladimir Sokoloff
as Undertaker
Philip Dorn
Maurice Cass
Loulette Sablon
Frederick Giermann
Andrew V. McLaglen
as Sgt. McNair
Anthony Warde
Dick Ryan
as M. Renard


Gregory Ratoff
Constance Bennett
Gertrude Purcell
Boris Ingster
Lee Garmes
Nicolai Remisoff
Production Designer
Victor Greene
Art Director
Travis Banton
Costume Designer