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Hitler's Children (1943)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 6 January 1943 (USA)
This lurid exposé of the Hitler Youth follows the woes of an American girl declared legally German by the Nazi government.

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Anna Miller
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Professor Nichols
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Colonel Henkel
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The Bishop
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Dr. Graf
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Brenda
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Storyline

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 Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Drama | Romance

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6 January 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los hijos de Hitler  »

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$205,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In the 1930s Lieutenant Karl Bruner would have never called Großdeutsches Reich Nazi-Germany. See more »

Quotes

Lieutenant Karl Bruner: [to Anna] Blood runs to blood, and German blood runs deep.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Hitler: Dead or Alive (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

My Country 'Tis of Thee
(uncredited)
Music by Muzio Clementi (Symphony #3)
Lyrics by Samuel Francis Smith (1831)
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excellent and sad war-time love story
15 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this film to be one of the most captivating and well-kept movie secrets of all time. If it is the first time you see it, you might be surprised that it was boldly made before WWII was over. The film stretches some emotions like taffy, while it is not overly-graphic, and only moderately intense. It instills in you with what seems to be a fair overview of the Nazi regime, while entertaining you with a plot of escape & a love story. To be expected, the conversation in it is surreal, typical of the film's era, but the only drawback for me is that Bonita Granville (age 19 when the film was made), who plays Anna Miller, passed in 1988 and actually stopped making major films after 1950. I did not realize what a beautiful girl she was until I discovered her in this picture a few weeks ago. A film for all generations (I was born 20 years after WWII).


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