Film, "Is Paris Burning?" which deals with the liberation of Paris in 1944 liberation by rival branches of the French Resistance - Communists and Gaullists and the Free French Forces, holds it's premiere in Paris. Stars include Kirk Douglas, Glenn Ford, Gert Frobe, Yves Montand, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Robert Stack, Orson Welles, Anthony Perkins, Charles Boyer, Leslie Caron, Simone Signoret and Alain Delon. The film is based on the novel by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre and was directed by Rene Clement, from a screenplay by Gore Vidal and Francis Ford Coppola. Some of the film score had words added by Maurice Vidalin and became a patriotic anthem sung by Mireille Mathieu under the title "Paris en colere."
*** Includes file footage of the Liberation of France in 1944 ***