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Days of Glory (1944)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, War | 16 June 1944 (USA)
A heroic guerilla group fights back against impossible odds during the 1941 Nazi invasion of Russia.

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In late 1941, with the Nazi invasion of Russia still advancing, the Red Army leaves bands of guerillas behind in the forests. One such band is joined by beautiful ballet dancer Nina; initially inept, a series of bitter lessons gradually make her a seasoned soldier. The group still form human attachments, despite the shadow of grim death that makes their greatest hope one of selling their lives dearly... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Film debut of Gregory Peck. See more »

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A great film that you'll never see, unless you already have.
31 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Being a product of watching dozens and dozens of U.S. WWII propaganda films throughout my childhood on 1950's black and white TV, a few of them made a lasting impression on me. This is one that did. I still vividly recall the final scene where Peck and the heroine are being overrun by a Nazi tank as they jointly fire some sort of armor-penetrating rifle at the beast to no avail. I read in the last few years that the no known copies of this film survived, and I regret that. (I suppose the last copy fell to pieces in the projection room of Channel 62 to Sioux Falls or some such place.) Being Peck's first film and also his first as a leading man, you'll just have to take my word that it was worth watching! It compares favorably with Errol Flynn's 1943 "Edge of Darkness," which portrayed the same theme but with Norwegian resistance fighters. (That one's still around and rivals Eastwood's "Where Eagles Dare" for most Nazis killed by the fewest people.)


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