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49th Parallel

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49th Parallel

Release Date: November 24, 1941

Year    :   1941
Slogan    :   «THE MIGHTEST MANHUNT THAT EVER SWEPT THE SCREEN!»
Genres    :   Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Production Companies    :   Ortus Films
Director    :   Michael Powell
Producers    :   George H. Brown, Michael Powell, John Sutro, Roland Gillett, Harold Boxall
Writers    :   Emeric Pressburger, Emeric Pressburger, Emeric Pressburger, Rodney Ackland
RunTime    :   123 mins.

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.


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