This film is based on the true story of Pastor Martin Neimuller, who was sent to Dachau concentration camp for criticising the Nazi party. The small German village of Altdorf in the 1930's has to come to terms with Chancellor Hitler and the arrival of a platoon of Stormtroopers (preceded by a flock of sheep - subtle). The Stormtrooper go about teaching and enforcing 'The New Order' but Pastor Hall is a kind and gentle man who won't be cowed. Some villagers join the Nazi party avidly, some just go along with things, hoping for a quiet life but Pastor Hall takes his convictions to the pulpit. Written by
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In the late-'30s, when the Boulting brothers submitted the script to the British Board of Film Censors (a common practice for years), it was rejected as unsuitable. The board claimed that it would have a negative effect on the Prime Minister's attempt to make peace with Hitler. However, when war broke out, the film was instantly put into production as an anti-Nazi tract. See more
Pastor Frederick Hall
Oh you're a stormtrooper now, are you?
Well, it's a job, Herr Pastor. I've been out of work so long.
"To the day when it may be shown in Germany - this film is dedicated." See more
Featured in Empire of the Censors