MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 7,678 this week

Enemy of Women (1944)

Approved  |   |  Drama, War  |  10 November 1944 (USA)
4.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.5/10 from 70 users  
Reviews: 7 user

Young Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels, an unsuccessful playwright, is forced, in order to support himself, to take a position as tutor in the household of Herr Quandt. His first attempt to force ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 727 titles
created 24 May 2011
 
a list of 1623 titles
created 25 Dec 2012
 
a list of 361 titles
created 22 Jan 2014
 
a list of 35 titles
created 05 Mar 2014
 
a list of 114 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Enemy of Women" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Enemy of Women (1944)

Enemy of Women (1944) on IMDb 4.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Enemy of Women.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Occupants of a London boarding house become suspects as a string of murders are discovered.

Director: D. Ross Lederman
Stars: Frieda Inescort, Paul Cavanagh, Heather Angel
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Seeking shelter from a storm, five travelers are in for a bizarre and terrifying night when the stumble upon the Femm family estate.

Director: James Whale
Stars: Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman.

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, George Cukor
Stars: Clark Gable, William Powell, Myrna Loy
Lost Horizon (1937)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A plane crash delivers a group of people to the secluded land of Shangri-La -- but is it the miraculous utopia it appears to be?

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, Edward Everett Horton
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane.

Director: James Whale
Stars: Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, William Harrigan
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A beautiful Austrian refugee in England--who is also a Nazi agent--marries a scholarly English pacifist. He lives near a secret military base she needs to get information about so she can help in Hitler's planned invasion of England.

Director: Frank Tuttle
Stars: Franchot Tone, Veronica Lake, John Sutton
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Claudia Drake ...
Wolfgang Zilzer ...
Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels (as Paul Andor)
Donald Woods ...
Dr. Hans Traeger, MD
...
Col. Eberhart Brandt
Sigrid Gurie ...
...
Mr. Quandt
...
Bertha
Robert Barrat ...
Wallburg the Publisher
Beryl Wallace ...
Jenny Hartmann
Byron Foulger ...
Krause, Brown Shirt
Lester Dorr ...
Hanussen the Medium
Crane Whitley ...
Hanke, Gobbels' Secretary
Charles Halton ...
Marin Sais ...
Frau Bendler
Edit

Storyline

Young Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels, an unsuccessful playwright, is forced, in order to support himself, to take a position as tutor in the household of Herr Quandt. His first attempt to force himself upon women comes when he becomes interested in a young actress, Maria Brandt, daughter of Colonel Brandt at whose home he is lodging. He is driven from the house by Colonel Brandt. That night, acting as an usher for a meeting of the new German Socialist Party, Goebbels hears Hitler speak, and becomes an ardent follower. He is made propaganda head, becomes known as the "Scoundrel of Berlin", and his machinations strike terror into the hearts of innocent girls. Maria Brandt, who is working as a bit player in a theatre in Hannover, again meets Goebbels. Through his efforts, although unknown to her, Maria is made an overnight star. He then procures a contract for her at the famous UFA studios of Berlin. Maria, who has become interested in a young doctor, Hans Traeger, shuns Goebbels' attentions. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

INTIMATE REVEALING STORY OF GOEBBELS (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 November 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was one of the few films Monogram Pictures released that it didn't produce in-house. This was an independent production picked up by Monogram for distribution. See more »

Soundtracks

Die schöne Galathée Overture
(1865) (uncredited)
Music by Franz von Suppé
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Where are all the snarling and brutish Nazis in this propaganda film?
21 August 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I rented this film from Netflix because I was hoping to see yet another over the top propaganda film from WWII--the type that are almost funny because the acting and characters are so over the top. However, I was very surprised to see that "Enemy of Women" was actually rather restrained. Heck, I could even see some viewers actually feeling a bit of sympathy for the focus of the film--Dr. Josef Goebbels! The film begins as Berlin is in ruins--and a radio broadcast by Dr. Goebbels is telling the people that everything is peachy. Then, the film goes back in time to 1925 and eventually works its way back to where the film began. You see Goebbels as a rather insecure man--a guy who has a difficult time with women. He is secretly in love with his landlord's daughter, Maria. When he makes a very awkward advance on her, her father throws him out of the home. And, inexplicably, Goebbels spends the entire rest of the film trying to win her love. However, along the way, Goebbels shows that he's a lover not to be trifled with and uses the power he achieves from the Nazi party to get his revenge.

This entire film is weird--very weird. That's because it seems like a real biography of the man--though most of it is fiction. Yes, there was a Goebbels and he was a sick and twisted jerk--but oddly, the Goebbels in this film is a bit vulnerable. Sure, he's evil...but somehow not altogether hateful. Because of this somewhat human aspect, the film is a standout for the genre, as propaganda films usually try very hard to de-humanize the enemy. Mind you, this did not make Goebbels look exactly good---but he was indeed human and vulnerable. Overall, it's well made and actually ages pretty well. Just remember that this is NOT a real biography, as the real Goebbels was much more complex and sick.


1 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Enemy of Women (1944) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?