The Mortal Storm (14-Jun-1940)|
Director: Frank Borzage
Writers: Claudine West; Andersen Ellis; George Froeschel
From novel: The Mortal Storm by Phyllis Bottome
Musical Score by: Edward Kane
Keywords: Drama, WWII
A Jewish university professor's life in a small alpine village is drastically altered after Adolf Hitler assumes power as Chancellor in 1933. Powerful film, and one of the few American films tackling the issue of Nazi Germany prior to America's entry into WWII. Release of this caused all MGM films to be banned in Germany until the end of the war.
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Review by Julie Warren (posted on 23-May-2007)
I had never heard of this movie and ran across it about 10 minutes in. I couldn't walk away and watched all the rest. It was very interesting with a clear message. I was attracted to it because of the wonderful actors in it when they were so young. It was fascinating that it was made in 1940 and so clearly stated the dangers that later led us into war. It was definately worth the time investment.
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