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Hitler--Dead or Alive (1942)

A team of ex-con bounty hunters go to Germany in search of Hitler. If they can find him, a million dollar reward is to be paid to them.



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Complete credited cast:
Steve Maschick
Else von Brandt
Hans 'Dutch' Havermann
Joe 'The Book' Conway
Samuel Thornton
Johnny Stevens
Felix Basch ...
Col. Hecht
Adolf Hitler (as Bob Watson)
Frederick Giermann ...
Fee Malten ...
Greta (as Faye Wall)


A team of ex-con bounty hunters go to Germany in search of Hitler. If they can find him, a million dollar reward is to be paid to them.

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Will Hitler Escape This Time?


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Release Date:

3 April 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hitler: Dead or Alive  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film represents one of a small handful of American films which featured the word Hitler or Hitler's, and both referencing Adolf Hitler, in their titles and were ones made around the time of the Second World War. These World War II movies include Hitler's Children (1943); Hitler's Madman (1943) aka Hitler's Hangman; Hitler--Dead or Alive (1942); The Hitler Gang (1944) aka Hitler & co.; the documentary short, Hitler Lives (1945); The Strange Death of Adolf Hitler (1943); Hitler's Women aka Women in Bondage (1943); the comic short, The Devil with Hitler (1942) and Hitler - Beast of Berlin (1939). See more »


Steve Maschick: What a dame!
Steve Maschick: More dangerous than a pocketful of loose razor blades
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Crackerjack (2013) See more »

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Made for Kids Who Loved It
3 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it first came out. My age group cohort, the males anyway, still remember this movie fondly. Every kid saw it. Of course it's ridiculous, in the same way the Three Stooges are ridiculous. We wouldn't criticize our three stooge friends for not being realistic.

At the time this movie came out, Americans didn't know about concentration camps and the Holocaust. Thus, the silliness of this film can be expected to fall flat for adults who watch it now. However, laughing at Hitler gang movies was quite common in 42, 43, 44. It was a common recreation.

I will also add that this was Ward Bond's only starring role in his long movie career.

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