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W. Forst | Willy Forst
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[on his involvement during WW II in making films under the control of the Nazi regime] I never wasted much thought on the kind of films I was making. They came about by themselves, born of my relief at no longer having to "reproduce," and of the growing pressure exerted by the Nazis. My native country [Austria] was occupied by the National Socialists, and my work became a silent protest. ...
He founded his own film company, Willi Forst-Film, in 1937 and considered a move to Hollywood the same year.