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Title 49th parallel / scenario by Rodney Ackland and Emeric Pressburger ; original story and screenplay by Emeric Pressburger ; produced and directed by Michael Powell
Edition Special edition
Published Irvington, N.Y. : Criterion Collection, [2007]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  791.4372 Pow/Fnp 2007  DUE 21-04-21
Description 2 videodisc (DVD)s (123 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (20 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm.)
Series The Criterion collection ; 376
Criterion collection ; 376
Summary When a Nazi U-boat crew headed by the ruthless Lieutenant Hirth 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
Notes Title from container
Originally released as a motion picture in 1941
Special features: Restored high-definition digital transfer; audio commentary by film and music historian Bruce Eder; "The volunteer"; a 1943 Powell and Pressburger war-effort short staring Ralph Richardson; "A pretty British affair": a BBC documentary on the careers of Powell and Pressburger, which consider 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; new essay by fil scholar Charles Barr and Powell's 1941 premiere speech
Credits Cinematographer, Frederick Young ; editor, David Lean ; music composer, Ralph Vaughan Williams
Cast Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Raymond Massey, Anton Walbrook, Eric Portman, Raymond Lovell, Niall MacGinnis, Glynis Johns, Finlay Currie
Notes DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 1.0 mono, restored high-definition transfer
Not rated
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Subject Submarines (Ships) -- Germany -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations -- Drama.
Cities and towns -- Drama.
United States -- Boundaries -- Canada -- Drama.
Canada -- Drama.
United States -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Action and adventure films.
War films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings.
Author Ackland, Rodney, 1908-1991.
Pressburger, Emeric, 1902-1988.
Powell, Michael, 1905-1990.
Howard, Leslie, 1893-1943.
Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989.
Massey, Raymond.
Walbrook, Anton, 1900-1967.
Portman, Eric, 1901-1969.
Lovell, Raymond, 1900-1953.
MacGinnis, Niall, 1913-1977.
Johns, Glynis.
Currie, Finlay, 1878-1968.
Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN 1934121266
Other Titles Forty-ninth parallel