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Address Unknown (1944)

Approved | | Drama | 1 June 1944 (USA)
US art dealer returns to his native Germany for a visit and is attracted by Nazi propaganda.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Martin Schulz
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Baron von Friesche
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Heinrich Schulz
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Elsa Schulz
Morris Carnovsky ...
Max Eisenstein
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Griselle Eisenstein aka Griselle Stone
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Mary Young ...
Mrs. Delaney
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Jimmie Blake
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Censorial Pipsqueak
Erwin Kalser ...
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Professor Schmidt
Dale Cornell ...
Carl Schulz
Peter Newmeyer ...
Wilhelm Schulz
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Youngest Schulz Boy (as Larry Joe Olsen)
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US art dealer returns to his native Germany for a visit and is attracted by Nazi propaganda.

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To the millions who were shocked when they read it! This picture if the fulfillment of your every expectation! (original prints ads) See more »

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1 June 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Agnostos diefthynsis  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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K.T. Stevens (real name: Gloria Wood) is the daughter of the film's producer, Sam Wood. See more »

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In the opening scene Paul Lukas's character Martin Schulz are toasting to San Francisco as he is leaving soon, one can see they are standing in front of a picture that cuts off-does not go all the way to the top of the screen. See more »

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From an amazing little book
26 July 2009 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

This movie was made from a tiny, now classic 1938 book by Kressmann Taylor (her full name was Kathrine Kressmann Taylor) that was written in the form of letters only between the two lead characters.

As such it is not only a brilliantly conceived horror story of how an evil idea poisons a society but how it continues on to destroy life.

The small book was re-issued in 2001 by Washington Square Press and at this writing currently available. No matter how you reacted to the movie this is a must read. It can be read in a single, short sitting but it packs an incredible wallop. The little story is compared to the best writing of O. Henry for its sly plot twists and lauded by Kurt Vonnegut who compares it to WWII as what Uncle Tom's Cabin was to the Civil War.

You can then return to the movie and enjoy it at a far deeper and more profound level. Beyond all of that…if Paul Lukas is in a film, any film, you can trust that it is worth watching if only for his performance.


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