Edge of Darkness

  • PG
  • Lewis Milestone (1943)
  • US
  • 114 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

An impressively grim Warner Bros war movie about the Norwegian Resistance, with a stellar cast headed up by unlikely Scandinavians Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan and Walter Huston. Flynn acquits himself well, and the film is expertly directed by veteran Lewis Milestone - All Quiet on the Western Front - and superbly photographed by Sid Hickox. There's also fine support work, most notably from Morris Carnovsky as an old schoolmaster pitting his wits against Helmut Dantine's Nazi commandant and from Charles Dingle as a Nazi sympathiser. Stirring stuff, it was overtly propagandist when it was made and is still pretty potent today.

Plot Summary

Second World War drama starring Errol Flynn and Ann Sheridan. A Norwegian fisherman rallies the local resistance movement against the invading Nazis. But there are traitors in their midst.

Cast and crew


Gunnar Brogge
Errol Flynn
Karen Stensgard
Ann Sheridan
Dr Martin Stensgard
Walter Huston
Nancy Coleman
Captain Koenig
Helmut Dantine
Gerd Bjarnesen
Judith Anderson
Anna Stensgard
Ruth Gordon
Johann Stensgard
John Beal
Sixtus Andresen
Morris Carnovsky
Kaspar Torgerson
Charles Dingle


Lewis Milestone

Other Information

Black and White
Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Bros Pictures Ltd
Available on video
Certificate PG