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49th Parallel (The Invaders)

49th Parallel
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Richard George Richard George
Kommandant Bernsdorff
Eric Portman Eric Portman
Lieutenant Ernst Hirth
Raymond Lovell Raymond Lovell
Lieutenant Kuhnecke
Peter Moore Peter Moore
John Chandos John Chandos
Basil Appleby Basil Appleby
Laurence Olivier Laurence Olivier
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3 years, 12 months ago at Jul 26 20:19
The patriotic effort by Powell and Pressburger. They needed a non attacked country, as Canada, to pose dramatically the question of what makes yoy nazi and what makes you good. Thats the sense of the sequence in tne Indian day in wich people points a nazi; the disucussion about art with Howard (the boxing revenge is silly but tolerable), the speech pf hatterite Walbrook.
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Description: During World War II, Michael Powell and his writer-producer partner Emeric Pressberger were enlisted to make films in support of the British war effort. While many of their contemporaries turned out routine thrillers, Powell and Pressberger created inventive dramas with a patriotic purpose. The 1941 adventure The 49th Parallel, about a small German U-boat crew stranded in Canada off Hudson's Bay, is a prime example of wartime propaganda turned into rousing entertainment with smart writing, engaging characters, and creative cinema. As the Germans traverse the length of Canada, attempting to outrun authorities while seeking a pass ... (more)
Tags: Drama (6), Thriller (5), 1941 (4), War (4), World War II (4), Revenge (3), 1940s (3), Submarine (3), Canada (3), Nazi (3), Mystery (2), Suspense (2), UK (2), Escape (2), Criterion (1), Eskimo (1), 40's (1), Behind Enemy Lines (1), 1940's (1), Train (1)
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" Effective war propaganda drama from WW2 about how Germany could possibly invade the U.S. through Canada. It is one of the best films in the genre and is masterfully thought through. It must have been scary stuff in the early phase of WW2. Even more compelling and shocking is it that several of the German soldiers are played sympathetically so one are interested in their "evil" plot to take over the world (like "The Eagle has Landed"). But, Laurence Olivier's thick French Canadian accent feel cl"

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"30.8.2017 Huonointa Powell & Pressburgeria. Laurence Olivier on kanadanranskalainen tukkijätkä. Elokuvan julisteesta poiketen mukana ei ole hemaisevaa blondia. Sen sijaan Olivierin tovereina ovat vanha partaukko ja hassutteleva eskimo. Tämän lisäksi Olivier saa puukosta ennen kuin elokuva on edes puolivälissä, mikä onkin parasta tässä viihdyttävässä mutta umpityhmässä sota-ajan propagandassa, jossa kuusi natsia haaksirikkoutuu Kanadan rannikolle ja pyrkii tässä vaiheessa vielä"

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