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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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Russian Winter
23 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film when it was first released, many decades ago; so my memories are faded. But I do remember that the performances of Peck and Toumanova were electrifying.

The quality of the production was, I thought, excellent. As I was a teen-ager, the intimate scenes between Peck and Toumanova had less to say to me than they might have done. Yet now, sixty-odd years later, I still remember them as emotionally meaningful.

I remember thinking that wearing dark clothes while trying to manoeuvre in the snow was stupid, and not true-to-life. But the overall impression was of heroic resistance against overwhelming odds.

It was inspiring and uplifting. I glowed for days.


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