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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

Cast overview:
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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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ALL BABIES BELONG TO THE STATE! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

6 January 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Os Filhos de Hitler  »

Box Office

Budget:

$205,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to Edward Dmytryk in his biography 'It's a Hell of a Life But Not a Bad Living', "A title with the word 'Hitler' in it was considered box-office poison, and the exhibitors asked [Associate Producer] Doc Golden [See: Robert Golden] and RKO to change ours. Doc was stubborn - and he was right. The film cost a little over $100,000, and, running only in England and the Western Hemisphere...grossed, by some accounts, $7,500,00." 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

Version of Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi (1943) See more »

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Fur Elise
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1810)
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Entertaining Propaganda
14 May 1999 | by (Los Angeles) – 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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