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49th Parallel (1941)

NR 04/15/1942 (US) AdventureThrillerWar 2h 3m



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.

  1. Michael Powell


  2. Emeric Pressburger


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  1. Leslie Howard

    Leslie Howard

    Philip Armstrong Scott

  2. Laurence Olivier

    Laurence Olivier

    Johnnie, the Trapper

  3. Raymond Massey

    Raymond Massey

    Andy Brock

  4. Adolf Wohlbrück

    Adolf Wohlbrück


  5. Eric Portman

    Eric Portman

    Lieutenant Hirth

  6. Raymond Lovell

    Raymond Lovell

    Lieutenant Kuhnecke

  7. Richard George

    Kommandant Bernsdorff

  8. Niall MacGinnis

    Niall MacGinnis


  9. Peter Moore


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49th Parallel
49th Parallel

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Original Language English

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