49th Parallel 80 years old

THE MIGHTEST MANHUNT THAT EVER SWEPT THE SCREEN!

49th Parallel

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.

Credits

49th Parallel Cast

Name Character
Laurence Olivier He was 34, 82 years old when he died as Johnnie - the Trapper
Frederick Piper He was 39, 76 years old when he died as David
Leslie Howard He was 49, 50 years old when he died as Philip Armstrong Scott
Glynis Johns She was 18, now 98 years old as Anna
Adolf Wohlbrück He was 45, 70 years old when he died as Peter
Eric Portman He was 40, 68 years old when he died as Lieutenant Hirth
Finlay Currie He was 64, 90 years old when he died as The Factor
Raymond Massey He was 45, 86 years old when he died as Andy Brock
John Chandos He was 542, 587 years old when he died as Lohrmann
Charles Victor He was 46, 69 years old when he died as Andreas
Raymond Lovell He was 42, 53 years old when he died as Lieutenant Kuhnecke
Robert Beatty He was 32, 82 years old when he died as RCMP Mountie in Alberta (voice)
Richard George He was 379, 51 years old when he died as Kommandant Bernsdorff
Eric Clavering He was 40, 88 years old when he died as Art
Eric Berry He was 46, now 33 years old as Radio Announcer
Elisabeth Bergner She was 44, 88 years old when she died as Anna
Ley On as Nick - the Eskimo
George Alexander He was 83, 59 years old when he died as Cameo
Niall MacGinnis He was 29, 63 years old when he died as Vogel
Percy Parsons He was 63, 66 years old when he died as Hi-Jacked Canadian Motorist
Gerry Wilmot He was 17, now 97 years old as Canadian Radio Announcer
Stuart Latham He was 29, 81 years old when he died as Second Radio Announcer
Basil Appleby as Jahner

49th Parallel Crew

Name Department
Hugh Stewart as Associate Editor. He was 31 (100) years old when He died Editing
Peter Cushing as Props. He was 28 (81) years old when He died Art
Freddie Young as Director of Photography. He was 39 (96) years old when He died Camera
David Lean as Editor. He was 34 (83) years old when He died Editing
David Rawnsley as Art Direction. Art
Emeric Pressburger as Screenplay. He was 39 (85) years old when He died Writing
Muir Mathieson as Music Director. He was 31 (63) years old when He died Sound
Rodney Ackland as Screenplay. He was 33 (83) years old when He died Writing
A.W. Watkins as Sound Supervisor. He was 45 (74) years old when He died Sound
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49th Parallel (80 years)

THE MIGHTEST MANHUNT THAT EVER SWEPT THE SCREEN!

  • Release day: Monday, November 24, 1941
  • Runtime: 123 minutes