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Writers:
Karl Kamb (story) and
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Release Date:
22 April 1943 (USA) See more »
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Narrated by Lewis Stone, this 1943 MGM production looks at the roots of Nazi Germany's drive for geographic expansion... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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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)
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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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Additional Details

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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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Helping Americans Understand The Nazi Mind Set, 10 March 2002
Author: Ron Oliver (revilorest@juno.com) from Forest Ranch, CA

A MGM Short Subject.

At the end of World War One, a Munich general turned professor begins to develop Germany's PLAN FOR DESTRUCTION for the next global conflict.

This fascinating little film will serve as a primer to the Nazi theory of geopolitics, by which they hoped to control all the lands around them & bring about their eventual domination of the entire world. A very interesting sidelight shows how the Nazis went about gathering massive amounts of information about their potential enemies.

MGM's fatherly Lewis Stone is the Host/Narrator; Frank Reicher does a fine job playing Professor Karl Haushofer.

After Pearl Harbor, Hollywood went to war totally against the Axis. Not only did many of the stars join up or do home front service, but the output of the Studios was largely turned to the war effort. The newsreels, of course, brought the latest war news into the neighborhood theater every week. The features showcased battle stories or war related themes. Even the short subjects & cartoons were used as a quick means of spreading Allied propaganda, the boosting of morale or information dissemination. Together, Uncle Sam, the American People & Hollywood proved to be an unbeatable combination.

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