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The Avengers (1942)
"The Day Will Dawn" (original title)

 |  Drama, War  |  8 June 1942 (UK)
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Horse race tipster and journalist Metcalfe is picked for the job of foreign correspondent in Norway when Hitler invades Poland. On the way to Norway his boat is attacked by a German U-Boat,... See full summary »

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Police Inspector Gunter (as Griffiths Jones)
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Kari Alstad
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Frank Lockwood
Francis L. Sullivan ...
Kommandant Ulrich Wettau (as Francis L.Sullivan)
Roland Culver ...
Cmdr. Pittwaters
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Capt. Alstad
Niall MacGinnis ...
Olaf
Elizabeth Mann ...
Gerda
Raymond Huntley ...
Norwegian Under Secretary (scenes deleted)
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Ingrid
Roland Pertwee ...
Capt. Waverley - Naval Intelligence
Henry Oscar ...
Newspaper Editor
David Horne ...
Evans, Foreign Editor
Henry Hewitt ...
Jack, News Editor
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Horse race tipster and journalist Metcalfe is picked for the job of foreign correspondent in Norway when Hitler invades Poland. On the way to Norway his boat is attacked by a German U-Boat, however when he tells the navy about it they disbelief him and, to make matters worse, he is removed from his job. When German forces invade Norway, Metcalfe returns determined to uncover what is going on and stop the Germans in their tracks. Written by Bob the Moo

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When Metcalfe is being helped by the Norwegian baker and his wife and being fed in their kitchen, there is a portrait of George Washington on the kitchen wall. See more »

Quotes

Milligan, Reporter in Fleet Street Pub: This is the man in the street, Frank, the average man. And he's asking you a question the average man in the street wants answering. World war over Danzig?
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Frank Lockwood: So was Thermopylae. And Verdun. And Madrid. All very small places. Big enough to bury the people that hadn't the guts to fight for them. Did you ever hear Hitler laugh?
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Frank Lockwood: I did. I was in Vienna when he entered the city in triumph. "Providence has sent me here to save you,"...
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Postscript on screen: "In a dozen famous ancient states, now prostrate under the Nazi yoke, the masses of the people, all classes and creeds, await the hour of liberation, when they, too, will be able once again to play their part and strike their blows like men. That hour will strike, and its solemn peal will proclaim that the night is past and that the dawn has come." The Prime Minister (Winston Churchill) In the United States Senate 26-12-1941 See more »

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Rule Brittania
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Lyrics by James Thomson
Music by Thomas Augustine Arne
Sung in bar in Norway
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A fine performance from a very young Deborah Kerr
22 June 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I found the best scenes in this movie to be the ones in which Deborah Kerr was acting. And I'm not even a fan of hers (or I wasn't, before this!) so that must say something about her...it was only about her 5th or 6th role, she was very young, yet she was perfect for the role. The rest of the movie traveled along fairly slowly, but luckily had a few exciting war time scenes, and an outstanding, terrifying, climax. Good for a rainy day, and don't give up on it. 7/10.


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