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The North Star (1943)

Unrated  |   |  Drama, Romance, War  |  1 November 1944 (Argentina)
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A Ukrainian village must suddenly contend with the Nazi invasion of June 1941.

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Kolya Simonov
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Dr. Kurin
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Karp
Ann Harding ...
Sophia Pavlov
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Clavdia Kurin
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Dr. von Harden (as Erich Von Stroheim)
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Rodion Pavlov
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Grisha Kurin
Carl Benton Reid ...
Boris Simonov
Ann Carter ...
Olga Pavlov
Esther Dale ...
Anna Kurin
Ruth Nelson ...
Nadya Simonov
Paul Guilfoyle ...
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In a peaceful Ukrainian village, the school year is just ending in June 1941. Five young friends set out for a walking trip to Kiev, but their travels are brutally interrupted when they are suddenly attacked by German planes, in the first wave of the Nazi assault on the Soviet Union. When the village itself is attacked and occupied, most of the men flee to the hills to form a guerrilla unit. The others resist the Nazis as well as possible, but soon the village is placed under the command of a Nazi doctor who begins using the town's children as a source of constant blood transfusions for wounded German soldiers. Meanwhile, the small group of young persons tries desperately to take a supply of firearms to the guerrillas. Written by Snow Leopard

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A rolling wall of hell that couldn't be stopped... A handful of men who had to stop it!

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1 November 1944 (Argentina)  »

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Armored Attack  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording) (uncredited)

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Some television broadcasts of the film list the title as Armored Attack. During the opening credits for that version, there is a special listing that states it is "An adaptation of the film, The North Star". Interestingly, the film is listed as NORTH STAR in published, online and onscreen program guides. See more »

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When the German fighter plane fires on the truck carrying the guns, the telephone poles on the side of the road are perpendicular to the ground. However, when the truck is shown crashing, the same telephone poles are shown as leaning at various angles. See more »

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No Village Like Mine
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Music by Aaron Copland
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
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Patriotic Hollywood movie about a Soviet Union village invaded by Nazis
19 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

The picture is set during Nazi invasion, on June 22, 1941, the Fuehrer sent his war machine crashing across the frontiers of the USSR , unleashing a furious Bltzkrieg. The Fuehrer,-known his hatred for Bolshevism-, described the assault on Russia as a crusade against communism, but he obviously was motived by a need for wheat, oil, and mineral supplies to enable him to defy the British blockade. This is flag-waving and propaganda film but at the time US and USSR were allied, it deals about an idyllic Soviet village. The first part describes life of a little town, a pacific village with good people, singing, dancing and living happily. When Nokya(Dana Andrews) and young villagers(Anne Baxter, Farley Granger, Jane Withers) go to Kiev are picked up by an old countryman(Walter Brennan). While they're singing and amusing themselves, then happen a Nazi invasion and they're bombed.The second part is quite starkly moving developing account of deeds that befall about the villagers and when they go into action.

The interesting film is a gripping war story with valiant villagers facing on Nazis.This unnerving epic depicts the horror war as Nazi atrocities and as the resistance fighters roam the Russian countryside attacking during the invasion. Although melodramatic moments in overall effects, also has moments of astounding power with some overwhelming sequences. Thought-provoking screenplay amid much feuding writer Lillian Hellman and producer/director , and Hellman told her disappointment on the adaptation. The credits are extraordinaries, prestigious actors, Walter Huston as the village medic, Dana Andrews, Farley Granger in his first role along with Anne Baxter, Erich Von Stroheim as usual official Nazi, Dean Jagger, among them.Cinematography supplied by the master James Wong Howe and score by the classic Aaron Copland with lyrics by Ira Gershwin.

The motion picture is well directed by Lewis Milestone, he was born in the Ukraine(where is set the movie), but emigrated to America at 18 and he served in WWI. He often made chronicles of wartime conflicts and persisted in showing horror war from the point of view of the ordinary soldier. As he showed WWI(All quiet on the western front), WWII(A walk in the sun,Purple heart, Halls of Motzuma,Edge and darkness) and Korean war(Pork Chop Hill); and directed several other excellent movies in different fields, drama(Of mice and men, Strange love of Martha Ivers), adventures(Mutiny on the Bounty) and heist-comedy(Ocean's eleven), among others.


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