49th Parallel (1941)

Introduction 49th Parallel is a 1941 British war drama film; it was the third film made by the British writer-director team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. It was released in the United States as The Invaders. Background The British Ministry of Information approached Michael Powell to make a propaganda film for them, suggesting he… Read More

The Volunteer (1944)

Introduction The Volunteer (1944) is a short black-and-white British film by the filmmakers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger for the UK Ministry of Information. Outline Made during World War II as recruitment propaganda for the Fleet Air Arm, volunteer numbers rose after its release. The films features actor Ralph Richardson starring in a West End… Read More