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The Rothschilds (1940)

Die Rothschilds (original title)
Anti-semitic Nazi propaganda "biography" of the Rothschilds, a German Jewish family whose members rose to the top of the European banking community during the Napoleonic era.

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Erich Waschneck

Writers:

Mirko Jelusich (story), C.M. Köhn (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Erich Ponto ... Mayer Amschel Rothschild
Carl Kuhlmann Carl Kuhlmann ... Nathan Rothschild
Albert Lippert Albert Lippert ... James Rothschild
Ludwig Linkmann Ludwig Linkmann ... Leib Herch - Mayer Amschels Faktotum
Hans Stiebner Hans Stiebner ... Bronstein - Nathans Agent
Bruno Hübner Bruno Hübner ... Ruthworth - Nathans Agent
Herbert Hübner ... Turner - Banker
Albert Florath Albert Florath ... Bearing - Banker
Hilde Weissner ... Sylvia - Turners Gattin
Gisela Uhlen ... Phyllis - Bearings Tochter
Herbert Wilk Herbert Wilk ... George Crayton
Waldemar Leitgeb Waldemar Leitgeb ... Lord Wellington
Walter Franck Walter Franck ... Herries - Oberkommissar des englischen Schatsamtes
Bernhard Minetti Bernhard Minetti ... Fouché - Herzog von Otranto, Napoleons Polizeiminister
Hans Leibelt ... König Ludwig XVII von Frankreich
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Anti-semitic Nazi propaganda "biography" of the Rothschilds, a German Jewish family whose members rose to the top of the European banking community during the Napoleonic era.

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

17 July 1940 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Rothschildok részvényei Waterlooban See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universum Film (UFA) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The final title card claims that after the movie was finished the last members of the Rothschild family left Europe. However many members stayed, even in Germany. Theodor Rothschild was managing a orphan's home and a Jewish School in Stuttgart, where he helped other Jews immigrating from Germany, before he was was transported to the concentration camp. Jacob Rothschild, who was born in 1936 and was 4 years old while the movie was done worked for his father Victor's branch "Rothschild and Sons" in London until 1980. And these are just a few examples for this event, hidden in this propaganda movie. See more »

Goofs

In the movie Mayer Amschel Rothschild is seeing sending the 600000 pounds he got from elector Wilhelm I, to his son Nathan for his own use. However in real life Mayer Amschel Rothschild was actually saving the money for the elector and was raising his fortune with the help of Wilhelm I's financial adviser Carl Friedrich Buderus von Carlshausen until 1813 when Napoleon's army left the region. See more »

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Edited into Germany Awake! (1968) See more »

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More realistic than today's propaganda
4 March 2019 | by XanjrSee all my reviews

This movie is much more realistic than what you see in movie theaters in USA. Just watch it and tell me which part of the movie you disagree. Germans even predicted the quasi-state Israel in the movie. There is no caricature of black and white, it is depicted as it is. The exact opposite happening in current Hollywood about how "USA won the war and defeated Germans". 8 out of 11 German soldiers fell while fighting against USSR, not USA.

Just think about this: in 1940, WW2 raging on, Germans made a movie about England, their arch-enemies. Even so, they don't depict English as caricature enemies. They are giving a message that their enemies are not English Folk. However David's Star at the end of movie projecting on England sums it all up.


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