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The Resource 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, (DVD)

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, (DVD)

Label
49th parallel
Title
49th parallel
Statement of responsibility
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
Title variation
Forty-ninth parallel
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
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
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PN1995.9.A3
LC item number
F6789656484 2007
PerformerNote
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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1902-1988
  • 1908-1991
  • 1905-1990
  • 1893-1943
  • 1907-1989
  • 1900-1967
  • 1903-1969
  • 1900-1953
  • 1913-1977
  • 1878-1968
  • 1872-1958
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pressburger, Emeric
  • Ackland, Rodney
  • Powell, Michael
  • Howard, Leslie
  • Olivier, Laurence
  • Massey, Raymond
  • Walbrook, Anton
  • Portman, Eric
  • Lovell, Raymond
  • MacGinnis, Niall
  • Johns, Glynis
  • Currie, Finlay
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph
  • Richardson, Ralph
  • McGrath, Pat
  • Millar, Gavin
  • Chabot, Charles
  • Anglo-American Film Corporation Ltd
  • Great Britain
  • Archers (Firm)
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Janus Films
  • General Film Distributors
  • Ortus Films (Firm)
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
123
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Submarines (Ships)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Hutterite Brethren
  • Cities and towns
  • War films
  • Feature films
  • Action and adventure films
  • Canada
  • United States
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
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, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1941
  • Booklet includes essays "The war effort" by Charles Barr and "49th Parallel" by Michael Powell [1941 premiere speech]
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
  • (1981) (51 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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (123 min.)
Isbn
9781934121269
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515022422
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1683D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm77216062
  • (OCoLC)77216062
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
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, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1941
  • Booklet includes essays "The war effort" by Charles Barr and "49th Parallel" by Michael Powell [1941 premiere speech]
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
  • (1981) (51 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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (123 min.)
Isbn
9781934121269
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515022422
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1683D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm77216062
  • (OCoLC)77216062
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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