49th Parallel

United Kingdom, 1941

Film
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After the sinking of Nazi U-boat 37 by the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II, six Nazi survivors of the attack reach an Eskimo village and commit every sort of crime in their effort to reach the neutral territory of the U.S. This is an important and effective example of propaganda films. Cast includes Laurence Olivier, Leslie Howard, Raymond Massey and Glynis Johns.

Credits

production company

General Film Distributions, Ortus

producer/director

Michael Powell

Duration

02:04:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1941

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302541

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Propaganda

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Suspense

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Thrillers

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Propaganda

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

History → Propaganda

War films

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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