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Friendly Enemies (1942)

During World War I, two German men friends who emigrated to the US and become millionaires agree on most things, with one major difference: one has taken the US side against Germany ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Heinrich Block
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Bill Pfeiffer
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June Block
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Anton Miller
Ilka Grüning ...
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Gretchen
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John Piffle ...
Schnitzler
Ruth Holley ...
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During World War I, two German men friends who emigrated to the US and become millionaires agree on most things, with one major difference: one has taken the US side against Germany regarding the war, while the other stays stubbornly loyal to "the old country". His stubbornness results in tragedy for his old friend and a lesson in the consequences of blind loyalty. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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ROUSE MIT 'IM...One's son in love with the other's daughter...they still fight the war! (original print ad) See more »

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21 June 1942 (USA)  »

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Amichevole rivalità  »

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Quite well done adaptation of WW I loyalty play.

Charles Winniger and Charles Ruggles have field days playing Americanized German millionaires, the one still blindly loyal to the Fatherland, the other loyal to the U.S. The German sympathizer is duped into investing in the war on Germany's side. When the results of his blindness cause the sinking of a ship containing his best friend's son, his eyes are opened. Splendid acting from all concerned with a sober and thoughtful script. Character acting at its finest. Although the film only garnered an Oscar nom for Sound it deserved one as well for the Screenplay adaptation. Well worth seeking out.


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