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The Devil's General (1955)

Des Teufels General (original title)
1941, the Third Reich seems to be winning the war. Luftwaffe (air force) general Harry Harras enjoys the good life as highly respected technician and Berlin ministry/ HQ official. However ... See full summary »

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Gen. Harry Harras
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Dorothea 'Diddo' Geiss
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SS-Gruppenführer Schmidt-Lausitz
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Ingenieur Karl Oderbruch
Eva Ingeborg Scholz ...
Waltraut 'Pützchen' Mohrungen
Harry Meyen ...
Leutnant Hartmann
Bum Krüger ...
Hauptmann Lüttjohann
Paul Westermeier ...
Otto Korrianke, Fahrer von Harras
Camilla Spira ...
Kammersängerin Olivia Geiss
Erica Balqué ...
Anne Eilers
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Oberst Friedrich Eilers
Karl Ludwig Diehl ...
Generaldirektor Hugo Mohrungen
Beppo Brem ...
Hauptmann Pfundtmayer
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Baron von Pflunck
Joseph Offenbach ...
Kriminalrat Zernick
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1941, the Third Reich seems to be winning the war. Luftwaffe (air force) general Harry Harras enjoys the good life as highly respected technician and Berlin ministry/ HQ official. However his outspoken critical attitude at social occasions awakes hopes from opposition and suspicion from the Nazi party. He suddenly finds himself approached and arrested by the Gestapo, who psychologically torture him. Next his position is threatened by technical aircraft trouble he'll be blamed for but may result from sabotage. Written by KGF Vissers

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They bought his soul and put him in command of Hell!

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23 February 1955 (West Germany)  »

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The bomber planes depicted in this movie are Ju-86s (aka Junkers 86), a little-used bomber plane in World War II. After the war they were bought by the Spanish Air Force of Gen. Francisco Franco. See more »

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good film about Nazi Germany from a quite German point of view
16 May 2002 | by (Bonn, Germany) – See all my reviews

This is a tranquil but disturbing film about a disputatious general trying to get along with the Nazi system. And even though the film does not live on action but on good dialogues, its appeal is quite different to that of the theatrical play. The movie is a classic.


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