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Hitler - Beast of Berlin (1939)

 -  Drama | War  -  8 October 1939 (USA)
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Hans Memling, a young intellectual, patriotic German, is secretly opposed to the Nazi regime. With the aid of Gustav Schultz, Father Pommer, Anna Wahl and others, he is gleaning accurate ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roland Drew ...
Hans Memling
Steffi Duna ...
Elsa Memling
Greta Granstedt ...
Anna Wahl
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Karl Bach (as Allan Ladd)
Lucien Prival ...
Sachs
Vernon Dent ...
Lustig (Beer Garden Bartender)
John Ellis ...
Gustav Schultz
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Wunderlich
Bodil Rosing ...
Frau Kohler
Hans Heinrich von Twardowski ...
Storm Trooper Albert Stalhelm (as Hans von Twardowski)
Willy Kaufman ...
Herr Kohler (as Willie Kaufman)
Hans Joby ...
Hermann Lippert
Frederick Giermann ...
Father Pommer
Crane Whitley ...
Klee (as Clem Wilenchick)
Henry Zynda ...
Erlich (as Henry von Zynda)
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Hans Memling, a young intellectual, patriotic German, is secretly opposed to the Nazi regime. With the aid of Gustav Schultz, Father Pommer, Anna Wahl and others, he is gleaning accurate information from foreign radio broadcasts and distributing it through Germany with an underground-press operation. He convinces his brother-in-law Karl Bach, the brother of his wife Elsa, that Hitler is leading Germany toward a second world war. Karl, in love with Anna, joins the movement, determined to restore German culture and save the people from the brutality of the Storm Troopers and the Gestapo. The group has an inside link through Albert Stalhelm, a Storm Trooper and one of Hitler's Elite Guards. Albert is sickened by the brutalities he sees and wants to resign and flee Germany, but Hans persuades him to remain until they can find a replacement. He agrees, but warns the group that he is forced to join in the Nazi orgies and liquor loosens his tongue. Elsa is about to have a baby and lives in ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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8 October 1939 (USA)  »

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New York, Monday, November 13, 1939: Reversing a previous decision, the New York State Censor Board on Friday (November 10, 1939) passed "Hitler - Beast of Berlin" under the changed title of "Beasts of Berlin," with what was termed as a slight revision also being made within the film. Original rejection of the film by the New York (state) censors was on the ground that the film was "inhuman, sacrilegious and tended to incite crime." Producers Distributing Corporation, distributor of the film, is still battling to get a MPPDA (Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, later changed to MPPA)code seal before opening the picture in New York. It is understood that the Hays office was withholding the seal, due to the film's original title - "Hitler - Beast of Berlin." See more »

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Early Propaganda
6 November 2003 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Although there had been anti-Nazi propaganda films released before this, all the way back to LITTLE MAN WHAT NOW, this set new records for anti-Nazi propaganda, so much so that it was banned in New York and recut.

How is it as a movie? Well, it's a PRC production, which means that it's done on the cheap and lacks any signs of subtlety. It's of interest these days as an early example of propaganda and an early credited role for Alan Ladd.


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