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49th Parallel (Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier)

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49th Parallel: In the early days of World War II, a German U-boat is sunk in Canada’s Hudson Bay. Hoping to evade capture, a small band of German soldiers led by commanding officer Lieutenant Hirth attempts to cross the border into the United States, which has not yet entered the war and is officially neutral. Along the way, the German soldiers encounter brave men such as a French-Canadian fur trapper, Johnnie, a leader of a Hutterite farming community, Peter, an author, Philip and a soldier, Andy Brock.

CAST
Leslie Howard Philip Armstrong Scott
Laurence Olivier Johnnie, the Trapper
Raymond Massey Andy Brock
Adolf Wohlbrück Peter
Eric Portman Lieutenant Hirth
Raymond Lovell Lieutenant Kuhnecke
Richard George Kommandant Bernsdorff
Niall MacGinnis Vogel
Peter Moore Kranz
John Chandos Lohrmann
Finlay Currie The Factor

CREW
Props Peter Cushing
Director of Photography Freddie Young
Assistant Production Manager George H. Brown
Editor David Lean
Music Director Muir Mathieson
Screenplay Emeric Pressburger
Original Story Emeric Pressburger
Scenario Writer Emeric Pressburger
Associate Editor Hugh Stewart
Director Michael Powell
Producer Michael Powell

United Kingdom / Ortus Films / 123 minutes / Released 1941-11-24

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