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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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 »
Tim Holt is a nazi youth devoted to Alolf Hitler, but also in love with a petite American blonde (Granville, stepping up from A-support to B-lead) who lives and eventually works in the American school next to the nazi academy. If it sounds like a ridiculous story will develop, you won't be too surprised. Straight propaganda with the spice of melodrama. Kruger is great in a supporting part as Holt's mentor, an Oxford educated nazi colonel. I believe this movie was distributed by expoiteers wiht added holocaust footage on the end (if the sherrifs were out of sight) in the 50s. Interesting to see once, but probably not twice.
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