This movie shows us the rise of Adolf Hitler from a small radical political adventurer to the dictator of Germany in the way of a gangster film. Exept for some minor inaccuracies the ... See full summary »

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This movie shows us the rise of Adolf Hitler from a small radical political adventurer to the dictator of Germany in the way of a gangster film. Exept for some minor inaccuracies the historical facts are given in a correct way. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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This film represents one of a small handful of American films that 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 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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Rvhm: Gerlich has shot himself.
Streicher: He's the first man who shot himself in the head six times.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Hitler: Dead or Alive (2011) See more »

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Excellent portrayal of Hitler's rise to power
23 February 2005 | by (Boston, MA, USA) – See all my reviews

One thing you'll notice in this movie straight away - the actors all look uncannily like their real-life counterparts. However, even with look-alike actors, a movie can fall down in terms of script and acting, but not this one. Considering this movie was made in the 1940s, and in the middle of WW2 no less, the acting and direction are great, the story is not overly propagandized, and we get possibly the best portrayal of Hitler on screen until this year's 'Downfall' (Der Untergang).

Another of those movies which deserve to be classics, but which are rotting in a film vault somewhere. It is a crime that this isn't available anywhere on DVD.


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