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Underground (1941)

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A World War II Hollywood propaganda film detailing the dark underside of Nazism and the Third Reich set between two brothers, Kurt and Erik Franken, whom are SS officers in the Nazi party. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeffrey Lynn ...
Kurt Franken
Philip Dorn ...
Eric Franken
Kaaren Verne ...
Sylvia Helmuth
Mona Maris ...
Fräulein Gessner - Heller's secretary
Peter Whitney ...
Alex Schumann, Underground Member
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Col. Heller
Erwin Kalser ...
Dr. Albert Franken
Ilka Grüning ...
Frau Franken (as Ilka Gruning)
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Prof. Hugo Baumer
Egon Brecher ...
Herr Director of the Chemical Institute
Ludwig Stössel ...
Herr Gustav Müller, a Neighbor (as Ludwig Stossel)
Hans Schumm ...
Heller's Aide
Wolfgang Zilzer ...
Walter Hoffman
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Ernst Demmler, Underground Member
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Josef Rolf, Underground Member Shot by Gestapo
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A World War II Hollywood propaganda film detailing the dark underside of Nazism and the Third Reich set between two brothers, Kurt and Erik Franken, whom are SS officers in the Nazi party. Kurt learns and exposes the evils of the system to Erik and tries to convince him of the immoral stance that marches under the symbol of the swastika. Written by Anonymous

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TODAY! THE BIG LOWDOWN ON THE "UNDERGROUND" (original print media ad - all caps) See more »


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28 June 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Voz da Liberdade  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Trivia

First film of Peter Whitney. See more »

Quotes

Kurt Franken: I'm not going to let you go on working with those traitors.
Sylvia Helmuth: Take me back and I'll do anything you want me to do. You'll only take me back.
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Connections

Featured in Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Rosen aus dem Süden, Op. 388 (Roses from the South)
(uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauß
Played on the violin at Maxels Cafe
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Awesome WW2 Resistance movie done during the war
26 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of those great little-heard-of movies you see every once in awhile on Turner Classic Movies. It's done very well, the pace is intriguing from beginning to end. The suspense builds very well in several scenes. The 2 brothers' struggles with family and loyalty is what keeps the pace and keeps the viewer glued to the very end. The script is smart and believable, you get the idea that you're not safe anywhere while out in public in Nazi Germany. Sitting in a restaurant, walking down the street, buying food, all those everyday doings could put you under suspicion by the bad guys, even get you tortured and killed. It gets you thinking about what can happen when good men do nothing. Absolutely worth seeing.


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