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Berlin Correspondent (1942)

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American correspondent Bill Roberts is a thorn in the side of the Nazis, as his paper always scoops the world with the truth about Germany. Gestapo Captain Carl Von Rau means to plug the ... See full summary »

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Captain von Rau
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Dr. Dietrich
Kurt Katch ...
Weiner
Erwin Kalser ...
Mr. Hauen
Torben Meyer ...
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William Edmunds ...
Hans Gruber
Hans Schumm ...
Gunther
Leonard Mudie ...
George, English Prisoner
Hans von Morhart ...
The Actor
Curt Furburg ...
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American correspondent Bill Roberts is a thorn in the side of the Nazis, as his paper always scoops the world with the truth about Germany. Gestapo Captain Carl Von Rau means to plug the leak and assigns Karen Hauen, who he attends to wed, to the case. Roberts is obtaining his information for his stories and broadcasts from an elderly stamp collector who, defiantly opposed to the Nazis, sells the "proper" stamps to Roberts, giving him the information. Attracted to Karen, Roberts invites her to his apartment where she learns his secret. The old philatelist is sent to a concentration camp, and then Karen learns that he is her father. She appeals to Roberts for help and he, in loyalty to the old man and now in love with Karen, agrees to help. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Get this Idyot out of Here!
17 April 2005 | by (brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

**SPOILERS** It's late November 1941 and things haven't been going too well for the Nazis as of late. Their big offensives in both Russia and North Africa have stalled and Berlin is being bombed by what looks like German Stuka dive-bombers who must have gone some 500 miles off course from the Eastern Front to do it.

American newspaper correspondent Bill Roberts, Dana Andrews,is giving his usual nightly news report from Berlin back to the USA, which has been heavily censored by the Gestapo,that somehow is telling his people back home whats really happening in the war. Bill is using coded words that the Gestapo can't pick up to give the info that the Gestapo want to prevent the world from knowing. Just where is Bill getting this very vital and secret information?

Col. Karl Von Rau, Martin Kosleck, a top honcho in the German intelligence Service is having fits about this matter and is sending out agents to spy on Bill to find out who's giving him this top secret data. The agents that Von Rau sends out are about as effective as a water pistol is to stopping a five alarm fire.

Getting his pretty intelligence analyst Karen Hauen, Virginia Gilmore, on Bill's tail she gets him off his guard, with Bill trying to impress her with his famous spaghetti sauce, at his hotel room. Karen finds out that Bill gets the important info from a stamp dealer in the city. It later turns out that this person is not a stamp dealer but a customer who also happens to be Karen's father Rudolph Hauen, Erwin Kaiser.

Rudolf had just about had it with the Nazi regime and wants to do everything in his power to undermine it. With his daughter now working for German Intellengence Rudolf in the perfect spot to get top secret information about the German Armys victories and defeats and used that information to feed it to Bill Roberts and thus to the free world. But what the old geezer didn't realize is that he was putting himself and, even worse, his daughter Karen in mortal danger.

Getting arrested by the Gestapo and thrown into the Grundorf Asylum, where the only way that one can come out of is in a wooden box, Karen franticly goes to Bill Roberts, who she just informed on, for help. Typical WWII propaganda movie with the American reporter having the beautiful German Fraulein fall heads over heels for him and help him not only escape from the hated Nazis but also go along with him.

The "handsome" and "dashing" Col. Von Rau is done in by his private secretary Carla, Mona Maris, who feels that he's two timing her by him planning to marry Karen! This caused the outraged Clara to turn him over to the Gestapo for special treatment. Lover-boy Von Rau tries to play both women to his advantage but gets burned when his diabolical plan to have Karen's lover Bill Roberts, who earlier helped her father escape Nazi Germany, escape only to have him killed and his death covered up by electrocuting him on the camps barb wire. Von Rau is stymied when Bill knocks out the Nazi guard who was to pull the lever and thus Von Rau is arrested and eventually shot for being responsible for Bill's escape.

Commindeering a plane Bill & Karen take off for natural Switzerland and then finding to their surprise that the planes Nazi pilot, Henry Rowland, joined in with them in their escape. What surprised me even more was that there wasn't a single German combat plane, not to mention the very effective German army anti-aircraft artillery, from the vaunted and powerful Luftwaffe around to stop them.


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