Tonight We Raid Calais

Tonight We Raid Calais is a 1943 American film directed by John Brahm and starring John Sutton, Lee J. Cobb, and Annabella.[1]

Tonight We Raid Calais
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJohn Brahm
Produced byAndré Daven
Written byL. Willinger
Rohama Lee
Screenplay byWaldo Salt
Music byCyril J. Mockridge
Emil Newman
CinematographyLucien Ballard
Edited byAllen McNeil
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • April 30, 1943 (1943-04-30)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States

Plot summary

Geoffrey Carter (John Sutton), a young commando British intelligence officer, is sent into Nazi-occupied France as a one-man raid to destroy a munitions plant with help from a patriotic farmer, M. Bonnard (Lee J. Cobb). Carter confronts a French woman Odette Bonnard (Annabella) who hates the British and the Germans.



Quentin Tarantino picked Tonight We Raid Calais as one of his five favorite World War II films. It was one of the films he discovered while doing research for his own World War II film, Inglourious Basterds.[2]


  1. "Tonight we Raid Calais". Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  2. Tarantino picks his 5 favorite WWII movies
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