Days of Glory

Days of Glory

Director: Jacques Tourneur

Cast: Jacques Tourneur, Tamara Toumanova, Gregory Peck, Alan Reed Sr.

     
 
Like Song of Russia and Mission to Moscow before it, Days of Glory is a paean to the courage and resourcefulness of the Soviet Union during WW2 (this was long before the Russians became the stock villains in Hollywood films!) Producer Casey Robinson took a gamble with the project, casting the leading roles with movie newcomers. Heading the cast is

Overview

Like Song of Russia and Mission to Moscow before it, Days of Glory is a paean to the courage and resourcefulness of the Soviet Union during WW2 (this was long before the Russians became the stock villains in Hollywood films!) Producer Casey Robinson took a gamble with the project, casting the leading roles with movie newcomers. Heading the cast is Broadway actor Gregory Peck as Vladimir, the leader of a band of Soviet guerilla fighters. Tamara Toumanova, former premier ballerina of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, costars as Nina, whose love for Vladimir is surpassed by her love for Mother Russia (Toumanova was at the time the wife of producer Robinson). The actors speak in long, lyrical monologues about freedom, sacrifice and the indomitability of the human spirit: fascinating at first, the excess verbiage begins to wear on the viewer after three or four reels. In traditional underground-movie fashion, hero and heroine are obliged to give up their own lives for the sake of their countrymen, in a reasonably spectacular climactic battle sequence. Budgeted at nearly a million dollars, Days of Glory lost heavily at the box-office, though critics and audiences alike were in agreement that Gregory Peck had some potential as a screen presence.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/15/2011
UPC:
0883316287880
Original Release:
1944
Source:
Warner Archives
Time:
1:26:00
Sales rank:
29,724

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tamara Toumanova Nina
Gregory Peck Vladimir
Alan Reed Sasha
Maria Palmer Yelena
Lowell Gilmore Semyon
Hugo Haas Fedor
Dena Penn Olga
Glenn Vernon Mitya
Igor Dolgoruki Dimitri
Edward L. Durst Petrov
Lou Crosby Johann Staub
William Challee Ducrenko
Joseph Vitale Seminov
Erford Gage Col. Prilenko
Ivan Triesault German Lieutenant
Maria Bibikoff Vera
Edgar Licho Anton
Gretl Dupont Mariya
Peter Helmers Von Rundhol

Technical Credits
Jacques Tourneur Director
Daniele Amfitheatrof Score Composer
Constantin Bakaleinikoff Score Composer
Tony Gaudio Cinematographer
Roy Granville Sound/Sound Designer
Melchior Lengyel Screenwriter
Joseph Noriega Editor
Casey Robinson Producer,Screenwriter

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