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Thumbnail for 49th Parallel (1941) 49th Parallel (1941)

Basic Info Rusty's rating: 81
Notable as: Drama, Award-Winning WorkGenre: Black-and-white, War film, DramaMain subject: World War IIRuntime: 123 minutesColor: black-and-white filmLanguage: English, German, FrenchCountry: United Kingdom, USADirector: Michael PowellScreenwriter: Emeric PressburgerMusic: Ralph Vaughan WilliamsCinematography: Freddie YoungStars: Eric Portman, Laurence Olivier, Raymond Massey, Anton Walbrook, Glynis Johns, Leslie Howard, Finlay Currie, Niall MacGinnis, Richard Epcar Producer: John SutroAwards won: Academy Award for Best Story (Emeric Pressburger)Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Picture
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Emeric Pressburger)
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

49th Parallel is the third film made by the British writer-director team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. It was released in the United States as The Invaders. Despite the title, no scene in the movie is set at the 49th parallel, which forms much of the US-Canadian border. The only border scene is at Niagara Falls, which is located farther south. The British Ministry of Information approached Michael Powell to make a propaganda film for them, suggesting he make "a film about mine-sweeping." Instead, Powell decided to make a different film to help sway opinions in the still-neutral United States. Said Powell, "I hoped it might scare the pants off the Americans [and thus bring them into the war]." Screenwriter Emeric Pressburger remarked, "Goebbels considered himself an expert on propaganda, but I thought I'd show him a thing or two." After persuading the British and Canadian governments, Powell started location filming in 1940. The original choice to play the German officer, Lieutenant Hirth, was Archers' stalwart Esmond Knight, but he had decided to join the Royal Navy at the outbreak of war. Anton Walbrook as "Peter" donated half his fee to the International Red Cross.


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