On the White Trail war movie
On the White Trail war movie

On the White Trail (1963, Poland)

Original / alternative title: Na bialym szlaku

Categories: winter movies

Running time: 80 minutes

Language: Polish

Allied forces weather base on Greenland once again detects unknown radio signal broadcasting from somewhere in the Arctic Circle area. Despite the interferences they hear how the pilot of the plane, having limited visibility, is guided by the radio signal directly into the high mountains. Sikora, the commander of the weather station, decided to see if anyone survived the crash, but when they reach the place they are attacked by German soldiers. As a result of the fight German commander Oberleutnant Weber and Sikora lose contact with rest of the people. From that point their survival depends on cooperation, which is rare luxury among enemies.

The screenplay was written by Alina and Czeslaw Centkiewicz, who specialized in stories taking place among the snows and the great wastelands of the north. The film is quite clich├ęd - the need to survive on hostile territory forces puts the whole idea of the war in completely different perspective for the two main characters. They have to overcome the hostility to have a chance of getting out of this situation in one piece. The ending of the movie is quite unexpected, but overall this is a pretty average movie, not just for war movie - in general it is not a masterpiece.

Our rating


Film value

6 / 10

Realism factor

3 / 5

Adventure factor

3 / 5

Historical accuracy

1 / 5

Creators of On the White Trail

Jaroslaw Brzozowski movies

Andrzej Wrobel movies

Czeslaw Centkiewicz movies

Alina Centkiewicz movies

Cast of On the White Trail

Leon Niemczyk movies leon-niemczyk

Leon Niemczyk

as Sikora

Emil Karewicz movies emil-karewicz

Emil Karewicz

as Oberleutnant Weber

Ryszard Kotys movies ryszard-kotys

Kazimierz Talarczyk movies kazimierz-talarczyk

Kazimierz Talarczyk

as Olaf Peterson

Witold Pyrkosz movies witold-pyrkosz

Witold Pyrkosz

as German soldier

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Events depicted in On the White Trail

World War II (1936-1945)

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