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Out of Darkness (1941)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Short  |  29 March 1941 (USA)
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This short tells of the Nazi's efforts to shut down an underground resistance newspaper in occupied Belgium.



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John Nesbitt ...
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This short is about Germany's and the German Army's, efforts to shut down the underground resistance newspaper, La Libre Belgique (Free Belguim), in occupied Belgium during World War I and how it sprang up again in occupied Belgium during World War II. Written by Pat Swovelin <>

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Drama | Short






Release Date:

29 March 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

John Nesbitt's Passing Parade: Out of Darkness  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Nice Story
2 May 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Out of Darkness (1941)

*** (out of 4)

John Nesbitt's Passing Parade features the story of Nazi's efforts in Belgium to bring their people down. Set during the years of WW1, the film tells the story of a Belgium newspaper, which had to work underground to spread the word to people that they should remain strong even though Germany is trying to tear them down. In a short amount of time, twenty-two different editors of the paper were tracked down and killed. Just knowing that nearly two dozen editors died to keep this newspaper going is quite remarkable and makes for a very interesting story. Just when you think you've heard everything about the war then comes this short, which tells a rather amazing story. I'm sure there are hundreds of others out there like this one and you can't help but wish there were shorts today just to tell them.

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