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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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(screenplay), (book)
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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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WE KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH WOMEN WHO ARE NOT FIT TO BE NAZI MOTHERS! See more »

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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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Budget:

$205,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,355,000
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Following the excellent box office returns both director Edward Dmytryk and writer Emmet Lavery were given $5,000 bonuses for their work. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Professor Nichols: [Narration] That was the last we saw of Carl for a long time. He was swept up in the storm - the storm that was sweeping through all of Germany.
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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

Version of Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi (1943) 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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Entertaining Propaganda
14 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

I stumbled across this film on cable and was immediately hooked. Created as a propaganda film to show the horrors of living in Nazi Germany, it seems quite naive in retrospect, as the full atrocities of the Holocaust were not yet public knowledge. Subtle, it is not, but it is definitely interesting as a historical novelty.


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