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The Strange Death of Adolf Hitler (1943)

Approved | | Drama, War | 10 September 1943 (USA)
A man who does a good Hitler impression is made to look like Hitler as a decoy for assassination attempts.

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(as James Hogan)

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Herman Marbach
Fritz Kortner ...
Bauer
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Graub (as Ludwig Stossel)
William Trenk ...
Col. Von Zechwitz
Joan Blair ...
Duchess Eugenie
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Prince Hohenberg
Rudolph Anders ...
Maj. Mampe
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Count Godeck
Merrill Rodin ...
Hans Huber
Charles Bates ...
Viki Huber
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Corp. Karl Frobe
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Maj. Profe
Frederick Giermann ...
Heinrich Himmler (as Fred Gierman)
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A clerk in 1942 Vienna who has a gift for mimicry, is arrested for doing a Hitler impression. The Gestapo decide to give him plastic surgery to look like Hitler so he can take his place in public, acting as a decoy for assassination attempts. Written by anonymous

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10 September 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Estranha Morte de Adolf Hitler  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

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A strange but very interesting film

I will not add anything much to the previous comments for this feature. I just discovered it today. I had heard of it, but not more. I first thought I already saw it, but I confound with MAGIC FACE, starring Luther Adler, who plays in the Frank Tuttle's film an actor who looks like Hitler and decides to impersonate him against the Nazis will, of course. In this very film, STRANGE DEATH OF ADOLF Hitler, the main character is forced by the German to impersonate the Führer, a ringer, to protect him against a criminal attempt.

I won't tell you the climax, another user already had, unfortunately.

But it's rather a very good propaganda film for this time.


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