After accidentally killing the man who raped her and forced her into prostitution, a New Orleans woman flees to a Caribbean island. While she awaits her fiancé, the vicious local police chief sets his sights on her.
William A. Wellman
Drama about a young woman, Erica, who is wrongly implicated in a crime and sent to prison for five years, where she faces deplorable conditions. With the aid of the warden, she sets out to prove her innocence.
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Alfred E. Green
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.,
This propaganda piece starts in 1933. Prof. Nichols' American school in Berlin is next door to a school for the Hitler Youth. Karl, from the latter, is attracted to German-American Anna, but events lead to their separation. Six years later, near the outbreak of war in Europe, Anna is removed from Nichols' school on presumption of German citizenship. Nichols becomes obsessed with finding her, as Anna undergoes a rather lurid odyssey through the Nazi nightmare. Written by
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The film's low budget shows in the scene inside the Catholic Church. It is obviously a medieval castle set redressed with an altar. This is readily apparent because there are no pews, only wooden ladder back chairs. See more »
In the 1930s Lieutenant Karl Bruner would have never called Großdeutsches Reich Nazi-Germany. See more »
During opening credits, the camera zooms in on a German book burning, and the book on top of the pile is "Education for Death" by Gregor Ziemer. That was another book by the same author of the novel on which this film is based. See more »
Oddly the Most Reeking Propaganda in this Movie Pertains to the Catholic Religion as a Combatant Against Hitler and the Nazis. In Fact, the Pope and the Church in Rome Never Spoke Out Against the Nazis and in Some Respects Supported Their Anti-Jewish Sentiment, or at the Very Least Looked the Other Way and did Virtually Nothing to Condemn or Stop Them.
But that Third-Act Flaw Aside, this is a Dramatic and at Times Powerful Look at Germany and its Evil Practices. There are Many Scenes of Highlight. The Torch Lit Rallies, the Operating Room Surgeries (must have been unsettling for audiences at the time), the Bound and Gagged Little Boy Tortured to Learn a Lesson, the Flogging of a Young Woman, and a Few Others.
So Overall this is Hollywood Anti-Nazi Propaganda at its Best. A Huge Money Maker for RKO and a Movie that is Disturbing Even Today. It is a B-Movie but the Low-Budget, Second Tier Actors, and Limited Production Values do Nothing to Make this Anything Less than a Stinging Indictment of the Nazis and is Actually, for a Change, Highly Historically Accurate, Except for the Aforementioned Religiosity.
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