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Director:
Writers:
Karl Kamb (story) and
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Release Date:
22 April 1943 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Narrated by Lewis Stone, this 1943 MGM production looks at the roots of Nazi Germany's drive for geographic expansion... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Excellent look at Nazi plans for conquest and control of the world See more (6 total) »

Cast

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Lewis Stone ... Commentator

Frank Reicher ... Karl Ernst Haushofer
George Lynn ... Rudolf Hess
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frederick Giermann ... Nazi Radio Announcer (uncredited)

Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Otto Reichow ... German (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ... German (uncredited)
Wilhelm von Brincken ... General von Kettelmanm (uncredited)
Hans Heinrich von Twardowski ... German (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward L. Cahn  (as Edward Cahn)
 
Writing credits
Karl Kamb (story) and
John C. Higgins (story)

Karl Kamb (screenplay) and
John C. Higgins (screenplay)

Original Music by
Nathaniel Shilkret 
Daniele Amfitheatrof (uncredited)
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (uncredited)
Eric Zeisl (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Jackson Rose 
 
Film Editing by
Harry Komer 
 
Art Direction by
Richard Duce 
 
Music Department
Paul Marquardt .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Joseph Nussbaum .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
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Also Known As:
"Crime Does Not Pay No.39: Plan for Destruction" - USA (series title)
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Runtime:
22 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Excellent look at Nazi plans for conquest and control of the world, 17 October 2001

This documentary was nominated for an Academy Award and looks at the intentions of the Nazis in future globl domination had they successfully prosecuted WWII. Fascinating (and more than a bit chilling) look at just how detailed the plans were for the systematic looting of funds and resources on a global scale for their own benefit. Turner Classic Movies shows this as filler between films and almost invariably airs this each March as a part of the Thirty-one Days of Oscar they do annually. Highly recommended.

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