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49th Parallel

UK action 1941 bw 117 min.

Director: Michael Powell
CLV: $39.95 - 1 disc, catalog # CC1240L

Recipient of two Oscar® nominations, 49th Parallel is a classic cinematic thriller set against the backdrop of World War II. Featuring a high-powered cast (including Laurence Olivier, Leslie Howard, and Glynis Johns), 49th Parallel follows six survivors from a sunken German submarine as they flee across hostile and frozen Canada to reach the then-neutral United States.

The Criterion edition includes audio commentary by film historian Bruce Eder.

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