Ski Patrol (1940 film)

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Ski Patrol
Directed by Lew Landers
Written by Paul Huston
Produced byBen Pivar, Warren Douglas
Cinematography Milton R. Krasner
Edited by Edward Curtiss
Music by Frank Skinner (uncredited)
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • May 10, 1940 (1940-05-10)
Running time
64 min.
CountryUnited States

Ski Patrol is a 1940 American war film directed by Lew Landers, produced by Ben Pivar and Warren Douglas and released by Universal Pictures. It is known to be the only Hollywood film about the Winter War between Finland and the Soviet Union. [1]


Two rival skiers competing in the 1936 Olympics, one Russian and one Finn, are pitted against each other just a few years later, as the Russians attack the Finnish border in the Winter War, and the Finnish heroes defend a snow-laden mountain pass. The plot takes great historical liberties in its storyline.[ citation needed ] E.g. all "Finnish" uniforms and insignias are wrong.


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