49th Parallel

Title49th Parallel
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1942
AuthorsPowell, Michael
Running Time104 min
Date Released04/1942
DistributorGeneral Film Distributors LTD.
CountryUnited Kingdom
Publication Languageeng

This British-propaganda film from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger presents the Battle of the Atlantic in World War II as an imminent threat to the United States. After a German U-Boat is sunk in Canadian waters, six surviving crew members head south to the then-neutral United States to return home. 


Leslie Howard

Laurence Olivier

Raymond Massey

Anton Walbrook

Eric Portman


Produced by Michael Powell

Directed by Michael Powell

Screenplay by Emeric Pressburger

Story by Rodney Ackland and Emeric Pressburger

Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Cinematography by Frederick Young, F.R.P.S.

Edited by David Lean


Drama, War, Thriller

Alternate TitleThe Invaders
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