Days Of Glory


A slice of prime propaganda

Gregory Peck made his debut in this slice of prime propaganda, one which eulogises heroic Russian partisans defending the motherland from the Nazis.

They’re suspiciously well-fed, keep a dubiously homely dugout, and lipstick is seemingly plentiful, so it’s hardly scrupulous in its realism.

Still, director Jacques Tourneur includes several arresting moments, and expands on the studio-bound production’s limits with imaginative back-projection.

Interesting to see Peck fully equipped to take up his position as cinema’s man of integrity in his first film.

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