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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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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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Cast

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Lewis Stone ... Commentator

Frank Reicher ... Karl Ernst Haushofer
George Lynn ... Rudolf Hess
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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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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Destroy the Nazi, 26 February 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Plan for Destruction (1943)

*** (out of 4)

MGM, Oscar nominated documentary short about how Germany's defeat in WW1 led to Hitler trying to take the world over in WW2. This documentary offers quite a bit of information in its 22-minute running time. Most of the stuff is over-dramatic but that's just a part of these WW2 shorts from this period. Lewis Stone stars.

It's also interesting to see how they looked at war issues back then compared to today.

If you're interested in this film then Turner Classic Movies usually plays it during their "31 Days of Oscar" festival.

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