Edge of Darkness

Edge of Darkness

Errol Flynn
Director: Lewis Milestone Cast: Errol Flynn
Errol Flynn
, Ann Sheridan
Ann Sheridan
, Walter Huston
Walter Huston
Lewis Milestone


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The Norwegian resistance to the Nazi occupation of their country inspired several wartime films from Hollywood, including this Warner Bros. production, filmed in and around Monterey, California. In October 1942, a German observation airplane discovers a seaside village named Trollness where the Norwegian flag is flying over the town square. A ground patrol discovers an empty town littered with corpses, including a number of Nazi officials. The story of the massacre is told in flashback. Errol Flynn plays Gunnar Brogge, a fisherman engaged to Karen Stensgard (Ann Sheridan), whose father, Martin ({Walter Huston), is the village physician. Gunnar and Karen are working to undermine the Nazis. The town is divided, with the minister leading a contingent which believes that violence, even against the sadistic Germans, is morally wrong. Karen is concerned about the imminent arrival of her brother, who is known to be friendly to the German occupiers; she fears he may learn of plans by the British to deliver a supply of guns to the resistance. The Nazi commandant, Captain Konig (Helmut Dantine), keeps up the pressure to learn of any opposition to his administration, eventually deciding to execute a selected number of the villagers to force someone to reveal the extent of the resistance's schemes.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/24/2018
UPC: 0888574690588
Original Release: 1943
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:59:00
Sales rank: 17,524

Special Features

Warner Night at the Movies 1943 Short Subjects Gallery: Vintage Newsreel; Musical Short The United States Service Bonds; Classic Cartoons Hiss and Make Up and To Duck...Or Not To Duck; Trailers Edge of Darkness and 1943's The Hard Way

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Errol Flynn Gunnar Brogge
Ann Sheridan Karen Stensgard
Walter Huston Dr. Martin Stensgard
Judith Anderson Gerd Blarnesen
Nancy Coleman Katja
Tom Fadden Hammer
Helmut Dantine Capt. Koenig
Ruth Gordon Anna Stensgard
Charles Dingle Kaspar Torgersen
John Beal Johann Stensgard
Roman Bohnen Lars Malken
Helene Thimig Frida
Monte Blue Petersen
Dorothy Tree Solveig Brategaard
Richard Fraser Pastor Aalesen
Morris Carnovsky Sixtus Andresen
Art Smith Knut Osterholm
Henry Brandon Major Ruck
Tonio Selwart Paul
Torben Meyer Clerk
Virginia Christine Hulda Olson
William Edmunds Elderly Sailor
Frederick Giermann Actor
Kurt Katch German Captain
Richard Kipling Man
Kurt Kreuger German Aviator
Vera Lewis Woman
Rolf Lindau Actor
Peter Michael German Soldier
Francis Pierlot Mortensen
Victor Potel Actor
Henry Rowland Helmut
Peter Van Eyck German Soldier
Frank Wilcox Jensen
Lotta Williams Mrs. Mortensen
Walt LaRue Villager-Patriot

Technical Credits
Lewis Milestone Director
Henry Blanke Producer
Robert M. Haas Art Director
Julia Heron Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Sidney Hickox Cinematographer
James Leicester Special Effects
Robert Rossen Screenwriter
Don Siegel Special Effects
Franz Waxman Score Composer
David Weisbart Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Edge of Darkness
1. Credits [1:13]
2. Flag Of Norway [4:13]
3. Koenig's Report [4:58]
4. Town Troublemakers [3:25]
5. Gunnar Brogge [4:59]
6. Promise Of Arms [5:30]
7. So Few Dreams Left [5:44]
8. Dealing In Facts [3:19]
9. Town Meeting [7:54]
10. British Agent [2:44]
11. Malken's Misstep [7:36]
12. Katja's Lot [5:04]
13. To A Free Norway [2:37]
14. Night Watch [4:30]
15. Possible Betrayer [3:03]
16. Shot In The Dark [4:13]
17. Mark of the Quisling [3:18]
18. Andresen Defiant [5:39]
19. Ja, Vi Elkser Dette Landet [4:59]
20. Life Lessons [3:24]
21. Your Heart's With Them [1:35]
22. Like Steel [:55]
23. Breaking Point [4:12]
24. Armed Rebellion [2:34]
25. You're Next [4:35]
26. Battle Lines [3:26]
27. Storming The Hotel [5:32]
28. Look To Norway [4:08]
29. Chapter 29 [3:39]

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