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Title 49th parallel / Janus Films ; General Film Distributors, Ltd. ; an Ortus Films production ; original story and screenplay by Emeric Pressburger ; scenario by Rodney Ackland and Emeric Pressburger ; produced and directed by Michael Powell.

Publication Info. [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [1941]


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Adult Department  DVD 49TH PARALLEL    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD 49TH PARALLEL    Check Shelf
Description 2 videodiscs (123 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([20] pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.).
Series The Criterion collection ; 376
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 376.
System Details DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono; aspect ratio 1.33:1.
Cast Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Raymond Massey, Anton Walbrook, Eric Portman, Richard George, Raymond Lovell, Niall MacGinnis, Peter Moore, John Chandos, Basil Appleby, Finlay Currie, Ley On, Glynis Johns, Charles Victor, Frederick Piper, Tawera Moana, Eric Clavering, Charles Rolfe, Theodore Salt, O.W. Fonger.
Credits Director of photography, Frederick Young ; editor, David Lean ; with the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams, musical director Muir Mathieson with the London Symphony Orchestra ; art director, David Rawnsley ; Canadian advisor, Nugent M. Clougher.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1941.
Audience Not rated.
Summary As the voice over proclaims, the 49th parallel is the only undefended frontier in the world. The parallel is the goal of a small group of Nazi's, survivors of a U-boat that has been spotted and sunk in Hudson Bay, deep in Canadian waters. The United States is not yet at war with Germany, and if Corporal Hirth and his six crew members can reach it, they can be repatriated to Germany with no fuss. But their trek across Canada becomes a fierce struggle to survive, as they encounter and are opposed in turn by Johnnie the trapper, a small Hutterite community, a Canadian intellectual, and a Canadian soldier gone AWOL.
Contents Disc one: the film Overture and prologue -- Curtain rises on Canada -- Journey north -- Hudson Bay -- "This Hitler is only bluffing" -- Good German -- Chess game -- Slaughter and escape -- Kuhnecke's command -- Hutterite settlement -- Total warfare -- "A great storm" -- "We are not your brothers" -- Vogel's peace -- Road hazards -- Indian Day -- "Art goes on forever" -- Savage tribal methods -- Superman vs. democrat -- Bumming a ride -- Border -- Color bars Special features: Commentary by Bruce Eder [optional audio feature]; Trailer (3 min.).
Disc two: the supplements: features: Volunteer / Anglo-American Film Corporation Ltd. presents ; a Ministry of Information film ; a production of The Archers ; written, produced, and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger ; with Ralph Richardson and Pat McGrath (1943) (46 min.) -- Michael Powell Audio (60 min.) -- Pretty British affair / BBC ; introduced by Gavin Millar ; written, produced, and directed by Gavin Millar and Charles Chabot (1981) (51 min.).
Note Booklet includes essays "The war effort" by Charles Barr and "49th Parallel" by Michael Powell [1941 premiere speech].
Language In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Submarines (Ships) -- Germany -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations -- Submarine -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, German -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations -- Drama.
Hutterian Brethren -- Canada -- Drama.
Cities and towns -- Drama.
Action and adventure films.
War films.
Canada -- Drama.
United States -- Boundaries -- Canada -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Foreign films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Pressburger, Emeric, 1902-1988.
Ackland, Rodney, 1908-1991.
Powell, Michael, 1905-1990.
Howard, Leslie, 1893-1943.
Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989.
Massey, Raymond.
Walbrook, Anton, 1896-1967.
Portman, Eric, 1901-1969.
Lovell, Raymond, 1900-1953.
MacGinnis, Niall, 1913-1977.
Johns, Glynis.
Currie, Finlay, 1878-1968.
Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958.
Richardson, Ralph.
McGrath, Pat.
Millar, Gavin.
Chabot, Charles.
Anglo-American Film Corporation Ltd.
Great Britain. Ministry of Information.
Archers (Firm)
British Broadcasting Corporation.
Janus Films.
General Film Distributors.
Ortus Films (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Forty-ninth parallel
ISBN 1934121266
Standard No. 715515022422
Music No. CC1683D Criterion Collection
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