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Our Flags Lead Us Forward (1933)
"Hitlerjunge Quex: Ein Film vom Opfergeist der deutschen Jugend" (original title)

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A Nazi propaganda film based upon the life and death of Hitler Youth Heini Volker, killed while distributing flyers in a Communist neighborhood.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jürgen Ohlsen ...
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Vater Völker
Berta Drews ...
Mutter Völker
Claus Clausen ...
Bannführer Kaß (Brigade Leader Kass)
Rotraut Richter ...
Gerda
Hermann Speelmans ...
Stoppel
Hans Richter ...
Franz
Ernst Behmer ...
Kowalski
Hansjoachim Büttner ...
Arzt (doctor)
Franziska Kinz ...
Krankenschwester (nurse)
Rudolf Platte ...
Moritatensänger (carnival singer)
Reinhold Bernt ...
Ausrufer (barker)
Hans Deppe ...
Althändler (furniture dealer)
Anna Müller-Lincke ...
Eine Nachbarin Völkers (Völkers' neighbour)
Karl Meixner ...
Wilde
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A Nazi propaganda film based upon the life and death of Hitler Youth Heini Volker, killed while distributing flyers in a Communist neighborhood. Written by Dawn M. Barclift

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19 September 1933 (Germany)  »

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Hitler Youth Quex  »

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Herbert Norkus, born July 1916, was killed, stabbed six times, by German Communists on 24th January 1932, Berlin, as he delivered Nazi Propaganda leaflets. His martyred death became a role-model for the Hitler Youth, and too, exploited in the Nazi propaganda war machine. See more »

Quotes

Stoppel: What's your name then?
Heini Völker: Heini.
Stoppel: Are you a member?
Heini Völker: What's a member?
Stoppel: So you're not a member, then, correct?
Heini Völker: No, I'm not a member.
Stoppel: Well its high time you become a member then. We have a Communist Youth Internationale. You're not a Nazi, are you?
Vater Völker: What are you talking about, Stoeppel? The boy doesn't know a thing about that stuff. My boy a Nazi, now that is totally ridiculous. I'd kill my boy if I ever thought he was a Nazi... Whatever.
Stoppel: It was nice talking to you, Heini.
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Soundtracks

Unsre Fahne flattert uns voran
(Maschlied der Hitlerjugend)
Music by Hans-Otto Borgmann
Lyrics by Baldur von Schirach
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One of the few overt propaganda films by the nazis
1 June 2000 | by (pennsylvania, USA) – See all my reviews

This is the best of the three overt propaganda films released by the nazis in 1933. It isn't very good. The young uncredited hitler youth playing the lead role is a poor actor. Furthermore. Hans Steinhof, the director, is highly derivative in the idioms he employs, borrowing heavily from (particularly leftist) films of the very early '30s. The in-film analysis of the propaganda in the version I have (from International Historical Films) is interesting but highly intrusive to the film's continuity.


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