The Escape (1944 film)

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The Escape
Directed by Norman Foster
Produced by José Luis Calderon
Written by Guy de Maupassant (novel)
Betty Cromwell
Norman Foster
Starring Esther Fernandez
Ricardo Montalban
Carlos Orellana
Music by Manuel Esperón
Cinematography Gabriel Figueroa
Edited by Charles L. Kimball
Producciones México
Release date
5 July 1944
Running time
90 minutes
Country Mexico
Language Spanish

The Escape (Spanish:La fuga ) is a 1944 Mexican historical adventure film directed by Norman Foster and starring Esther Fernandez, Ricardo Montalban and Carlos Orellana. It is based on a novel by Guy de Maupassant. The sets were designed by the art director José Rodríguez Granada. Fernandez's success in the film secured her a contract from the Hollywood studio Paramount Pictures.[1]

The film is set during the French Intervention in Mexico. As the Republican forces of Benito Juarez close in on Mexico City, a group of pro-Imperial supporters flee on a stagecoach to the port city of Veracruz.



  1. ^ Waldman & Slide p.104


  • Waldman, Harry & Slide, Anthony. Hollywood and the Foreign Touch: A Dictionary of Foreign Filmmakers and Their Films from America, 1910-1995. Scarecrow Press, 1996.

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