Edge of Darkness

Edge of Darkness

Lewis Milestone (1943)

114min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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.

Summary

Two years after the Nazi invasion of Norway, the residents of a small coastal village are biding their time in anticipation of rising up against the occupying forces. Awaiting a shipment of arms from England, a brave fisherman prepares to lead the revolt when German cruelty becomes too much to bear. Second World War adventure, starring Errol Flynn, Walter Huston, Ann Sheridan and Judith Anderson.

Cast & Crew

Gunnar Brogge Errol Flynn
Karen Stensgard Ann Sheridan
Dr Martin Stensgard Walter Huston
Katja 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
Director Lewis Milestone
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Other Information

Language: English Black and White Theatrical distributor: Warner Bros Pictures Ltd Available on: Available on video

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