The New Pictures, Nov. 8, 1943

The North Star (Goldwyn-RKO) is a cinemilestone for four reasons:

>It is the first major attempt by a major U.S. producer (Sam Goldwyn) to present Russia's war with the Nazis in the way that Winston Churchill saw it when the war began—not primarily as a struggle for Communism, but as a heroic defense by the Russian people of their homes. Only by implication is North Star revolutionary propaganda.

> It is the first attempt to draw the vast struggle into some graspable unity by typifying all Russia's resistance to the Nazis in the resistance of...

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