The North Star (1943) excrutiating

Steve N

Distinguished Member
I like all sorts of movies from all periods and genre's.

The other night I sat down to watch The North Star (1943)

It's a flag waving morale booster paying tribute to Ukrainian villagers rising up against German invaders.

I just wondered if anyone else has seen this.
It was the biggest load of tosh you could imagine.
I was squirming with embarassment at this Hollywood attempt to portray these USSR villagers as something akin to DisneyWorld meets The Sound of Music.

The first third was almost unwatchable but at least I was able to raise a smile at the cardboard heroics and speechifying later on.

I now read that it was nominated for 6 Oscars and is considered by some to be an "Important" film of the time.
The cast is mainly an american allstar ensemble which adds to the risibility as they attempt to play rustic farm folk with US/Russo accents.

I'd be really interested to hear the views of anyone else that saw this.

Definitely one for the "It's So Bad It's (almost) Good" category.
 

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