Tuesday, June 11, 2013

49th Parallel (1941)

Other than Inglourious Basterds, this is the only WWII movie I can think of that hit a point where I thought, “this doesn’t seem plausible.” And while I could get behind Tarantino’s artistic masterpiece, 49th Parallel is pretty forgettable.

A Nazi U-boat is sunk in Hudson Bay and six surviving Germans flee through Canada, wreaking havoc along the way. An Internet search after viewing quickly confirmed that, obviously, this never happened, and that the film was made as a propaganda piece to help encourage the still neutral United State to enter the war.

A small part early on by Laurence Olivier is worthwhile and the movie is fairly entertaining overall, but one of those I probably won’t recall the plot of down the road.

46 to go…

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