- Edge of Darkness (1943 film)
name = Edge of Darkness
William Woods(novel) Robert Rossen(screenplay)
Errol Flynn Ann Sheridan Walter Huston
cinematography = Sid Hickox
Warner Bros. Pictures
released = 24 April 1943
runtime = 119 min.
language = English
imdb_id = 0034694
"Edge of Darkness" is a war film released in
1943. It was directed by Lewis Milestoneand stars Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, and Walter Huston. It was based on a script by Robert Rossenwhich was adapted from a novel by William Woods.
filmis unrelated to the 1985 BBC drama serial " Edge of Darkness", which was a science fiction murder mystery.
The film pivots around the local doctor and his family. The doctor's wife (Ruth Gordon) wants to hold on to the pretense of gracious living and ignore the occupiers. The doctor, Martin Stensgard (Walter Huston), would also prefer to stay neutral, but is torn. His brother-in-law, the wealthy owner of the local fish cannery, collaborates with the Nazis. The doctor's daughter , Karen (Ann Sheridan), is involved with the resistance and with its leader Gunnar Brogge (Errol Flynn). The doctor's son, has just returned to town, having been sent down from the university, and is soon influenced by his Nazi-sympathizer uncle. Captain Koenig (Helmut Dantine), the young German commandant of the occupying garrison, whose fanatic determination to do everything by the book and spoutings about the invincibility of the Reich hides a growing fear of a local uprising. A secondary love story, concerns a German sergeant and the innkeeper/lead female resistance fighter. A pivotal event forces the doctor to choose sides, which leads to the final showdown between the Nazis and the Norwegians.
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