Errol Flynn returns to the INCspotlight in Uncertain Glory, delivering one of his best performances in one of his most unusual roles.
In Occupied France during World War II, Jean Picard (Errol Flynn) is a thief and murderer about to face the guillotine for his crimes. Picard, however, gets a lucky break when the prison is bombed, giving him the chance to escape. However, Picard is betrayed to the Sureté by an old acquaintance, and his old nemesis, Detective Marcel Bonet (Paul Lukas) arrests him. They return by train to Paris, but the train is sabotaged, and the Nazi authorities vow to kill 100 people they've arrested unless the responsible party turns himself in. Picard sees his chance to escape Bonet, and "offers" to volunteer to be the saboteur and save the hundred people, although he's naturally planning to slip away at the first chance he gets. Bonet, who knows Picard quite well, is naturally suspicious, but plays along for now. They hide out in a nearby village, where Madame Maret (Lucile Watson) is trying to persuade one of her fellow villagers to sacrifice himself so her son, who is one of the 100 hostages, can be spared. When nobody volunteers, she sees a likely candidate in Picard, and instructs Marianne (Jean Sullivan), who works in her shop, to seduce Picard and keep him in the village until he can be arrested. The two genuinely fall in love with each other, leading Marianne to spill the beans about her boss's plot, and Picard to eventually - of course - sacrifice himself for real.