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49th Parallel

Spine #376



Release:
Feb 20, 2007
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

49th Parallel



Directed By: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Starring: Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Raymond Massey, Anton Walbrook, Eric Portman
Licensor: Granada International Media

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At once a compelling piece of anti-isolationist propaganda and a quick-witted wartime thriller, 49th Parallel is a classic early work from the inimitable British filmmaking team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. When a Nazi U-boat crew, headed by the ruthless Eric Portman, is stranded in Canada during the thick of World War II, the men evade capture by hiding out in a series of rural communities, before trying to cross the border into the still-neutral United States. Both soul-stirring and delightfully entertaining, 49th Parallel features a colorful cast of characters played by larger-than-life actors Laurence Olivier, Raymond Massey, Anton Walbrook, and Leslie Howard.

Supplements
  • Audio commentary by film and music historian Bruce Eder
  • The Volunteer, a 1943 Powell and Pressburger war-effort short starring Ralph Richardson
  • A Pretty British Affair, a BBC documentary on the careers of Powell and Pressburger, which considers their WWII-era collaborations and features rare footage of the filmmakers together
  • Excerpts from Michael Powell's audio dictations for his autobiography
  • Original theatrical trailer

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