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Nunnally Johnson (writer)
John Steinbeck (novel)
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Release Date:
23 November 1944 (Sweden) See more »
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Cedric Hardwicke ... Col. Lanser

Henry Travers ... Mayor Orden

Lee J. Cobb ... Dr. Albert Winter
Dorris Bowdon ... Molly Morden
Margaret Wycherly ... Mme. Sarah Orden

Peter van Eyck ... Lt. Tonder
William Post Jr. ... Alex Morden
Henry Rowland ... Capt. Loft
E.J. Ballantine ... George Corell
Hans Schumm ... Capt. Bentick
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frederic Brunn ... German Soldier (as Frederick Brunn)
Ernst Deutsch ... Maj. Hunter (as Ernest Dorian)
Ludwig Donath ... Hitler's Voice (as Louis Donath)
Richard Abbott ... Villager (uncredited)
Louis V. Arco ... Schumann (uncredited)
Georgia Backus ... Villager (uncredited)

John Banner ... Lt. Prackle (uncredited)
Trevor Bardette ... Foreman (uncredited)
John Bleifer ... Hostage (uncredited)
Sven Hugo Borg ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Tom Brown ... Boy (uncredited)
Ricardo Lord Cezon ... Boy (uncredited)
Harry Cording ... Villager (uncredited)

Jeff Corey ... Albert (uncredited)
Albert D'Arno ... German Soldier (uncredited)
Joseph Eggenton ... Villager (uncredited)
Edith Evanson ... Villager (uncredited)
Monica Folts ... Girl (uncredited)
Frederick Giermann ... Sergeant (uncredited)

Gibson Gowland ... Villager (uncredited)
Ludwig Hardt ... Elderly Man (uncredited)
Ernst Hausman ... Moeller (uncredited)
Gertrude Hoffman ... Villager (uncredited)
Guy Kingsford ... Pilot (uncredited)
Kurt Kreuger ... Orderly (uncredited)
Connie Leon ... Villager (uncredited)

Mae Marsh ... Villager (uncredited)
Charles Mason ... Sergeant (uncredited)

Charles McGraw ... Ole (uncredited)
Peter Michael ... Hostage (uncredited)
John Mylong ... Staff Officer (uncredited)
Patrick O'Moore ... Bombardier (uncredited)
Netta Packer ... Villager (uncredited)
Dorothy Peterson ... Mother (uncredited)
Irving Pichel ... Peder, Inn Keeper (uncredited)

William Prince ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Otto Reichow ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Ruth Robinson ... Villager (uncredited)
Francine Rufo ... Girl (uncredited)

Audrey Scott ... Prisoner's Wife (uncredited)
Lester Sharpe ... Hostage (uncredited)
Helene Thimig ... Annie (uncredited)
Leon Tyler ... Boy (uncredited)
Sam Waagenaar ... Soldier (uncredited)
Vesey Walker ... Bandleader (uncredited)
Paul Weigel ... Elderly Man (uncredited)
Walter White Jr. ... Villager (uncredited)
Violette Wilson ... Peder's Wife (uncredited)

Ian Wolfe ... Joseph (uncredited)

Natalie Wood ... Carrie (uncredited)
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Directed by
Irving Pichel 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nunnally Johnson  writer
John Steinbeck  novel "The Moon Is Down"

Produced by
Nunnally Johnson .... producer
Original Music by
Alfred Newman 
Cinematography by
Arthur C. Miller  (as Arthur Miller)
Film Editing by
Louis R. Loeffler  (as Louis Loeffler)
Art Direction by
James Basevi 
Maurice Ransford 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
Walter M. Scott 
Costume Design by
N'was McKenzie 
Makeup Department
Guy Pearce .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Dudley .... assistant director
Art Department
Don B. Greenwood .... property master
Sound Department
Eugene Grossman .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
Special Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special effects
Audrey Scott .... stunts (uncredited)
Music Department
David Buttolph .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Alfred Newman .... musical director (uncredited)
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on August 30, 1943 with Cedric Hardwicke reprising his film role.See more »
Lt. Tonder:Last night I dreamed that Hitler was crazy!See more »


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