The Battle of the Rails
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The Battle of the Rails (French: La Bataille du rail) is a 1946 war movie directed by René Clément which depicts the efforts by railway workers in the French Resistance to sabotage German military transport trains during WWII, particularly during the Invasion of Normandy by Allied forces.
|La Bataille du rail|
|Directed by||René Clément|
|Written by||René Clément|
|Distributed by||Burstyn-Mayer Inc. (US)|
|27 February 1946 (France)|
26 December 1949 (NYC)
The film was shown at the 1946 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Prix international du jury and Clément won the Best Director Award. The film also won the inaugural Prix Méliès. The film was distributed in the U.S. by Arthur Mayer and Joseph Burstyn.
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