The French American

 U.S.-born  Frenchman  John  Tschirhart yearned for a life in France with his beloved Malou. When Germany invaded France in 1940, Americans were ordered to repatriate to the U.S. and John went to live with relatives in Texas where he learned English and became Americanized. Enlisting in the U.S. Army Air Corps, he flew missions over France and served on the ground on D-Day. All the while, Malou was risking her life working with the French Resistance. On the eve of the Liberation of Paris, John raced to learn Malou's fate and find meaning in his own life.


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Darla Rae, director / producer


Director / Producer Darla Rae of Film It Productions, LLC first met the late John Tschirhart in Texas and has worked closely with the veteran and his family to bring The French American to life on the big screen. 

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