Rotten Tomatoes
Cancel Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes

Edge of Darkness

Released Apr 9, 1943 2h 0m War List
Reviews 78% Audience Score 500+ Ratings In the Nazi-occupied Norwegian village of Trollness, citizens are preparing to resist their invaders. As British forces sneak a cache of weapons into the woods near the village, town doctor Martin Stensgard (Walter Huston) ; his beautiful young daughter, Karen (Ann Sheridan) ; and her fisherman fiancé, Gunnar (Errol Flynn), lead the resistance. But when Karen's Nazi-collaborator brother, Johann (John Beal), reappears in town, she must decide whether to betray her family for her village. Read More Read Less

Where to Watch

Edge of Darkness

Apple TV

Rent Edge of Darkness on Apple TV, or buy it on Apple TV.

Critics Reviews

View All (1) Critics Reviews
Matt Brunson Film Frenzy An atypical WWII film, unfolding as methodically as a good book. Rated: 3.5/4 Feb 27, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

Audience Reviews

View All (25) audience reviews
s r One of the most popular movies for the armed forces during WW2. It's a little melodramatic, but still it's entertaining and patriotic. Sheridan is beautiful and Flynn doesn't distract. It must have been his trial that subdued his flamboyance. Saw it on TCM. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A great wartime drama film! However, Errol Flynn seems a little mis-cast; just not really the rebellious ambitious type required for this film. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member The best thrilling movie ever made! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Really solid little war picture! Surprisingly brutal for its era. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Her husband was shot but she carries on his work against us. During the World War a small Norwegian town is held hostage by the Nazis. Some Norwegians fall in line with the Nazi beliefs, while others form a committee to revolt. Those that plan to revolt plan with neighboring towns and the British to obtain arms and drive out the Germans. "No time for tears." Lewis Milestone, director of Ocean's Eleven, Pork Chop Hill, All Quiet on the Western Front, Mutiny on the Bounty, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, and Of Mice and Men, delivers Edge of Darkness. The storyline for this picture is very well told. The plot is fairly standard for the genre, but the characters are delivered very well. The acting is excellent and the cast includes Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Walter Huston, Judith Anderson, and Ruth Gordon. "A tidal wave has swept over us." I recently came across this on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and had to DVR it. I enjoy watching Flynn pictures and this was one of his better performances. There was good drama in this film and I enjoyed the way the town's people were presented. This is worth a viewing for fans of the classics. "They will dig their own graves." Grade: B Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Gripping propaganda film. Good script, mostly. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews
Edge of Darkness

My Rating

Read More Read Less POST RATING WRITE A REVIEW EDIT REVIEW

Cast & Crew

Movie Info

Synopsis In the Nazi-occupied Norwegian village of Trollness, citizens are preparing to resist their invaders. As British forces sneak a cache of weapons into the woods near the village, town doctor Martin Stensgard (Walter Huston) ; his beautiful young daughter, Karen (Ann Sheridan) ; and her fisherman fiancé, Gunnar (Errol Flynn), lead the resistance. But when Karen's Nazi-collaborator brother, Johann (John Beal), reappears in town, she must decide whether to betray her family for her village.
Director
Lewis Milestone
Production Co
Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
Genre
War
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Apr 9, 1943, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 12, 2018
Runtime
2h 0m
Most Popular at Home Now