Starring Margaret Sullavan and Jimmy Stewart and released in June 1940, “Mortal Storm” was MGM’s first anti-Nazi film, and one of only two Hollywood films made during the war that explicitly identifies Jews as victims of Nazism (the other, “None Shall Escape,” was shown at last year’s festival). The Nazis’ rise to power splits a family apart in this melodrama set in Germany in 1933. A Jewish professor (Frank Morgan) refuses to teach Nazi doctrine and pays the price. His daughter Freya (Sullavan) is suspended between her her fiancée (Robert Young), who is descending into Fascism, and her friend Martin (Stewart), a defiant anti-Nazi. Directed by 2-time Best Director Oscar-winner Frank Borzage and written by two refugees from Nazi Germany. Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive.
Director: Frank Borzage | USA | 1940 | 100 minutes | English.
East Coast premiere – new 35mm restoration. Q&A with Brandeis Prof. Thomas Doherty, author of “Hollywood & Hitler.”+ More... - Less...
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