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Hitler (1962)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, War | 21 March 1962 (USA)
Richard Basehart stars as one of the most influential and one of the most reviled men in history in this probing psychological study of a man who nearly gained dominance over the entire ... See full summary »

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Stuart Heisler

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Sam Neuman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Basehart ... Adolf Hitler
Maria Emo ... Eva Braun
Cordula Trantow ... Geli Raubal
Martin Kosleck ... Joseph Goebbels
Berry Kroeger ... Ernst Röhm
John Banner ... Gregor Strasser
Rick Traeger Rick Traeger ... Heinrich Himmler
William Sargent William Sargent ... Lt. Col. Count von Stauffenberg
John Mitchum ... Hermann Goering
Norbert Schiller ... Jodrg Schönberg
Albert Szabo Albert Szabo ... Emil Maurice
Martin Brandt ... Gen. Heinz Guderian
Lester Fletcher ... Lt. Edmond Heines
John Wengraf ... Dr. Morell
Celia Lovsky ... Frau Angelika Raubal
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Richard Basehart stars as one of the most influential and one of the most reviled men in history in this probing psychological study of a man who nearly gained dominance over the entire western world--at the cost of millions of lives--Hitler.

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The private life of Hitler revealed for the first time!

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Biography | Drama | War

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

21 March 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Women of Nazi Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

After the attempted assassination of Hitler on July 20, 1944, Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, leader of the conspiracy, was shown being hanged with other conspirators. Stauffenberg was in fact executed by firing squad the night after the attempt. See more »

Quotes

Adolf Hitler: [dictating] Unremittingly, we shall poison the relations between the peoples and states of all countries. By envy and hatred, by struggle and warfare, even by spreading hunger, destitution and plagues, we shall bring all peoples to such a pass that the only escape will lie in total submission to our domination.
Emil Maurice: Shall I read it back, my Fuhrer?
Adolf Hitler: No.
Emil Maurice: But, er, some of the language might be a bit too strong.
Adolf Hitler: Emile, you still don't understand the purpose of this book. I have no desire to give comfort ...
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Crazy Credits

Crew and cast names appear between the arms of a swastika (Hakenkreutz), whose segments initially appear in time to the sound of marching feet. See more »

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The Best Of Richard Basehart - He really could act!
13 September 2004 | by clb92See all my reviews

I have seen Richard Basehart in many things and I always thought he had potential but I never saw him do anything that made me go WOW!! That was good! That is until I saw this flick. I have read volumes on Hitler and have viewed and listened to Hitler's speeches at Nuremberg and the Reichstag and I think I have some sense of how he was and I think Richard Basehart did the best and most believable portrayal of him that I have ever seen. Hitler was of course extremely enigmatic and charismatic so he would be difficult to portray and I never saw anyone do a good portrayal of him until this film. The rest of the actors do a good job and the movie itself is fair to good; although it suffered from a low budget. Historically accurate as best I can recall. I think they relied heavily on Hughe Trevor Ropers history of him. But for all its good points see it for Richard Basehart he really shines in this!!


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