MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 20,023 this week

I accuse (1941)
"Ich klage an" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  29 August 1941 (Germany)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 79 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 1 critic

In this morbid Nazi sanctioned pro-euthanasia melodrama, a successful doctor is forced to make a heart wrenching decision after his beautiful young wife is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 290 titles
created 05 Jan 2011
 
a list of 54 titles
created 26 Jan 2014
 
a list of 40 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 1638 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "I accuse" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: I accuse (1941)

I accuse (1941) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of I accuse.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The document of the 1936 Olympics at Berlin.

Director: Leni Riefenstahl
Stars: David Albritton, Arvo Askola, Jack Beresford
Jud Süß (1940)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

In this notorious Nazi propaganda historical costume melodrama, a conniving, ambitious Jewish businessman, Süß Oppenheimer, snares a post as treasurer to the Duke of Wurttemburg by ... See full summary »

Director: Veit Harlan
Stars: Ferdinand Marian, Kristina Söderbaum, Heinrich George
I Accuse (2003)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A chilling tale based on a real event in which a doctor stepped out of line and sexually assaulted a patient when drugged.

Director: John Ketcham
Stars: Estella Warren, John Hannah, John Kapelos
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When two russian captains of cavalry came to a German post station one of them recalls what happened long time ago. He begins to tell the story: Ten years ago a comrade of them made a ... See full summary »

Director: Gustav Ucicky
Stars: Heinrich George, Hilde Krahl, Siegfried Breuer
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany.

Director: Leni Riefenstahl
Stars: Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, Max Amann
Comedy | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

This lavish, impudent, adult fairy tale takes the viewer from 18th-century Braunschweig to St. Petersburg, Constantinople, Venice, and then to the moon using ingenious special effects, stunning location shooting.

Director: Josef von Báky
Stars: Hans Albers, Wilhelm Bendow, Brigitte Horney
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A successful writer, home-schooled in his youth, masquerades as a student at a secondary school to experience all the fun and pranks he missed out on.

Director: Helmut Weiss
Stars: Heinz Rühmann, Karin Himboldt, Hilde Sessak
Titanic (1943)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The story of the sinking of the British luxury liner Titanic in 1912.

Directors: Herbert Selpin, Werner Klingler
Stars: Sybille Schmitz, Hans Nielsen, Kirsten Heiberg
Wunschkonzert (1940)
Musical | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

At the Olympic games in Berlin 1936 Inge Wagner falls in love with Luftwaffenleutnant (Airforce Lieutenant) Herbert Koch. They want to marry, but he receives orders to go to Spain - ... See full summary »

Director: Eduard von Borsody
Stars: Hedwig Bleibtreu, Joachim Brennecke, Heinz Goedecke
Hans Westmar (1933)
Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

This Nazi propaganda film purports to show the story of a Nazi Storm Trooper named Horst Wessel--here called "Hans Westmar"--who took part in street brawls and assassinations in Berlin in ... See full summary »

Director: Franz Wenzler
Stars: Emil Lohkamp, Paul Wegener, Heinrich Heilinger
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

The Jews of Poland (invaded by Germany in 1939) are depicted as filthy, evil, corrupt, and intent on world domination. Street scenes are shown prejudicially, along with clips from Jewish ... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Hippler
Stars: Curt Bois, Charles Chaplin, Albert Einstein
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

This Nazi propaganda film tells the story of a young truck driver who is having trouble making ends meet until he is exposed to the teachings of Adolf Hitler, and he joins the S.A., aka ... See full summary »

Director: Franz Seitz
Stars: Heinz Klingenberg, Wera Liessem, Rolf Wenkhaus
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Heidemarie Hatheyer ...
Hanna Heyt
Paul Hartmann ...
Professor Thomas Heyt
Mathias Wieman ...
Dr. Bernhard Lang
Margarete Haagen ...
Berta
Charlotte Thiele ...
Dr. Barbara Burckhardt
Christian Kayßler ...
Landgerichtsdirektor Kriebelmeyer (as Christian Kayssler)
Harald Paulsen ...
Eduard Stretter
Albert Florath ...
Professor Schlüter
Ilse Fürstenberg
Karin Evans ...
Erna Balg
Hans Nielsen ...
Dr. Höfer
Franz Schafheitlin ...
Rechtsanwalt Straten
Erich Ponto ...
Professor Werther
Otto Graf ...
Staatsanwalt Engel
Werner Pledath ...
Pastor Gömer
Edit

Storyline

In this morbid Nazi sanctioned pro-euthanasia melodrama, a successful doctor is forced to make a heart wrenching decision after his beautiful young wife is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 August 1941 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

I accuse  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Some of the cast and crew of this film would later face accusations of Crimes Against Humanity at Nuremberg Trials for contributing to the Nazi Action T-4 euthanasia program. See more »

Quotes

Hanna Heyt: [after willingly drinking an overdose of sleeping pills offered by her husband] Is this death?
Professor Thomas Heyt: This is death, Hanna.
Hanna Heyt: I love you, Thomas...
See more »

Connections

Version of An Act of Murder (1948) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A mother falls ill, and demands death for the good of everyone
18 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Banned? How about studied to understand how it was effective, so we can protect ourselves from having our buttons pushed in the future? The actress was beautiful, and of an opinion very different from the handicapped activists in groups like 'Not Dead Yet'. We are being pushed and pulled by media and society every day. Let's wake up by studying and learning from the tricks of the past. Banning it will only leave us blind to newer tricks. Insight and awareness are the cure for propaganda in any age. In our age we see the same arguments raised, that some life is not worth living. Sometimes the life in question can argue in its own defense, sometimes not.


8 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss I accuse (1941) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?