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Dedicated to the work of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and all the other people, both actors and technicians who helped them make those wonderful films.

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What the critics said when it was released

The best film of WWII
N.Y. Times
Tense action... excellent performances. An absorbing and exciting film!
This is an important and effective film. Opening scenes promise much, and it lives up to expectations. Every part, to the smallest bits, is magnificently played...
Christian Science Monitor
There are tremendous adventures, fights, innumerable, breathless escapes... there is superb scenery, and humor and excitement... '49th Parallel' is indeed a wonderful picture!

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