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Our Flags Lead Us Forward (1933)

Hitlerjunge Quex: Ein Film vom Opfergeist der deutschen Jugend (original title)
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 ...
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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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Trivia

Herbert Norkus was nicknamed "Quex" as "...he carried out his orders faster than quicksilver..." (Quecksilber). See more »

Quotes

Bannführer Kaß: Where were you born?
Vater Völker: In Berlin.
Bannführer Kaß: Where is it?
Vater Völker: Near the Spree.
Bannführer Kaß: Near the Spree, that's right. But where? In what country?
Vater Völker: Well, in Germany, of course.
Bannführer Kaß: In Germany, that's correct. In our Germany. Think about it.
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Crazy Credits

Heini Völker, Ulla, her brother Fritz and all other young characters, especially the Hitler Youth characters are credited as Hitler Youth boy, Hitler Youth girl or The Girls and Boys of the Berlin Hitler Youth. See more »


Soundtracks

Das ist die Liebe der Matrosen
(uncredited)
Written by Werner R. Heymann & Robert Gilbert
sang on the camping trip of the communists and later in the movie by a Hitlerjunge
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Story about courage and self-sacrifice
26 June 2008 | by (Estonia) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent movie. Although its propagandistic intentions are obvious, it can be enjoyed. After all, its not about the NSDAP ideology, it's mostly about bravery and self-sacrifice. Replace Hitlerjugend with American Boy Scouts and most people would agree, what a good and moral film it is.

Rob from England pointed out, that from today's point of view, the Communists in the film with their "beer, food and sex" would seem far more better deal today. Probably so. But that only shows, how the world has declined since the cultural revolution of the late 60-s. Values like moral purity, patriotism and courage must be held high by all. They are the essence of survival for any nation, whatever ideology they may have.

I also think German government should have considerably more trust in their citizens and should lift the ban off of films like this, so they could become available on DVD, and not only in P2P networks, as it is today.


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