The Mortal Storm 11/14/20

The Warner Archive Collection

It’s pretty scary to think that as late as 1940, after Poland had been overrun and with France about to fall that both Washington and the American public were sharply divided over Nazi Germany. MGM waited until 1940 to produce this softened adaptation of a novel written in 1937 as a warning to the world. Handsomely produced with MGM’s high-gloss production values, it’s remembered as a valiant and courageous anti-Nazi film… with an all-star cast that reunited the romantic team of James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan for sentimental fireworks. With Robert Young, Frank Morgan, Robert Stack, Bonita Granville, Maria Ouspenskaya, and Ward Bond… and Dan Dailey as maniacal Nazi!  On Blu-ray from The Warner Archive Collection.