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Hitler's Children (1943)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  6 January 1943 (USA)
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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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Cast

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Lieutenant Karl Bruner
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Anna Miller
Kent Smith ...
Professor Nichols
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Colonel Henkel
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The Bishop
Lloyd Corrigan ...
Franz Erhart
Erford Gage ...
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Dr. Graf
Gavin Muir ...
Nazi Major
Nancy Gates ...
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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Taglines:

SENSATIONAL IS TOO MILD A WORD FOR IT! KINDERGARTEN FOR KILLERS! GESTAPO GRADE SCHOOL! HANGMAN'S HIGH SCHOOL! COLLEGE OF CRIME! See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

6 January 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Os Filhos de Hitler  »

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Budget:

$205,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was started by Irving Reis, who quit after clashing with the producer. He was replaced by Edward Dmytryk. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

The Bishop: [to the Nazi Major] No wonder you take away the breath of life so readily. The breath of death is already upon you.
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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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Sensational for it's time it is an interesting period piece.
15 October 2002 | by (Chatham, NY) – See all my reviews

I can see how this film would have created a stir when it was released in 1942.World War II was being fought and the Germans dominated Europe. The film is the story of two star crossed lovers: an American girl with German blood and an unfortunate young man who rises from the Hitler Youth and becomes a colonel in the Gestapo. Kind of an unusual take on the boy meets girl story but a good film just the same. Recommended for history buffs and Tim Holt fans.


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