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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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Interesting Omissions
18 July 2011 | by irvberg2002See all my reviews

Portraying Hitler as being in a virtually perpetually hysterical state, as this film does, is contrary to any historical reality. There are two interesting omissions in it. First, there is no mention, as far as I could ascertain, of what appears to have been Hitler's central obsession, his hatred of Jews, for the destruction of whom he devoted substantial resources which could have been used to further another of his obsessions, world conquest. Second, in the brief portrayal of the conquest of Poland, the film depicts the blackening of the entirety of a map of Poland to represent the Nazi conquest. However, the Nazis did not occupy all of Poland; they split Poland with their then ally, the Soviet dictator, Joseph Stalin, with whom they had entered into an agreement beforehand to divide Poland between them, and pursuant to which the Soviets invaded and occupied the eastern half of Poland. Surely the producers of this film were aware of this fact, so why did did they omit it?


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