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A Voice in the Night (1941)

Freedom Radio (original title)
Hitler's doctor is gradually realising that the Nazi regime isn't as good as it pretends to be when his friends start to "disappear" into the camps. His wife is courted by the party and ... See full summary »




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Raymond Huntley ...
Derek Farr ...
Hans Glaser
Joyce Howard ...
Elly Schmidt
Kummer (as H. Marion-Crawford)
John Penrose ...
Morland Graham ...
Father Landbach
Ronald Squire ...
Rudolf Spiedler
Reginald Beckwith ...
Emil Fenner
Capt. Muller
Gibb McLaughlin ...
Dr. Weiner
Frau Lehmann the Concierge


Hitler's doctor is gradually realising that the Nazi regime isn't as good as it pretends to be when his friends start to "disappear" into the camps. His wife is courted by the party and accepts a political post in Berlin. Meanwhile Dr Karl decides to try to do something to counteract the Nazi propaganda and with the help of an engineer and a few friends he sets up the Freedom Radio to counteract the Nazi propaganda. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Drama | War


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Release Date:

4 February 1941 (USA)  »

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A Voice in the Night  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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William Hartnell: The first "Doctor Who" in a long-running British TV series of that name, has an uncredited role as a radio location aerial operator. See more »

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The Resistance Within
5 June 2008 | by (England) – See all my reviews

In the months leading up to Germany's invasion of Czechoslovakia, Hitler's own doctor gradually realises the Nazi's oppressive regime is wrong and must be opposed. His resolve is strengthened as he witnesses his wife and brother-in-law blithely embrace National Socialism.

Rather nifty and extremely stylish little mid-war British propaganda piece, fascinatingly mixing cut-glass accents and 'stiff-upper-lip' acting styles with Nazi uniforms and thuggery. Though all scenes are studio-bound, this actually lends itself to the clinically oppressive atmosphere, as the viewer watches characters apparently walking late-night Berlin streets, or steering a motor launch along a canal, or watching a train pass, all the time knowing that they are confined under a sound stage roof.

Freedom Radio contains an array of delicious performances, particularly amongst the supporting players - Martita Hunt as a duplicitous alcoholic, eyes flashing as she takes revenge on an innocent neighbour; Raymond Huntley's oily senior Nazi officer determined to outfox and destroy any resistance; the beautiful John Penrose's captivating portrayal of Otto, a young man seduced and corrupted by the Nazi regime. We even see a brief, early appearance by Joan Hickson over 40 years before Miss Marple! Try and track this down if you can - a must for all fans of British pre- and inter-war film and long-gone British character actors alike.

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