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Release Date:
January 1945 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A downed American bomber crew quickly falls prey to the clever interrogation techniques of the Germans in this dramatic training film. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Nice use of archetypes. See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in alphabetical order)
Louis Adlon ... Maj. Franz Kohmer (uncredited)

Rand Brooks ... Pilot (uncredited)
Frederic Brunn ... German Yard Guard (uncredited)
George Dolenz ... Capt. Volbricht (uncredited)

Poldi Dur ... Nazi Nurse (uncredited)
Carl Esmond ... Maj. von Behn - Nazi Commandant (uncredited)
Steven Geray ... Dr. Victor Münz - Camp Doctor (uncredited)

Arthur Kennedy ... Sgt. Alfred Mason (uncredited)
Sam Locke ... Nazi (uncredited)

Lloyd Nolan ... USAF Debriefing Officer / Narrator (uncredited)
George O'Hanlon ... American Pilot at Headquarters (uncredited)
Don Porter ... Lt. Frank L. Williams, Jr. - American Co-pilot (uncredited)
Otto Reichow ... German Prison Guard (uncredited)
Henry Rowland ... German Sgt. Renser (uncredited)
Hans Schumm ... German Guard (uncredited)
James Seay ... Capt. James Spencer (uncredited)
Kent Smith ... Capt. Reining - American Working for the Nazis (uncredited)
Craig Stevens ... B-26 Pilot (uncredited)
Charles Tannen ... Sgt. Freulich - German Prison Plant (uncredited)

Mel Tormé ... American Pilot (uncredited)

Peter van Eyck ... Capt. Granach - Young Nazi Officer (uncredited)
Hans Heinrich von Twardowski ... Herr Mahler - German Red Cross Representative (uncredited)
Max Wilk ... Nazi (uncredited)

Directed by
Bernard Vorhaus (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Harold Medford  uncredited

Produced by
Ronald Reagan .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Rose (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
70 min | USA:66 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Major von Behn - Nazi Commandant:Just as there is no such thing as an innocent question, there is no such thing as a valueless statement.See more »
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Version of Target Unknown (1951)See more »

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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Nice use of archetypes., 6 January 2005
Author: L_Miller from United States

Other comments cover the quality; the interesting part is how the Germans identify the weaknesses of each man and play to them. I don't know if the Nazis were always as subtle as this (I imagine a lit cigarette to the groin or pulling out a few fingernails to a subject or his friends would encourage a frank and open discussion).

Good film, relatively propaganda free. It's interesting to watch the way American WWII propaganda treats the Germans as opposed to the Japanese. The Germans are usually portrayed as sophisticated and slimy while the Japanese are shown as little more than cunning animals. Compare "Identification of the Japanese Zero" with this film.

Watchable on its own terms, interesting to watch the Germans working on each guy in their own way and piecing together the scraps they get from each man to finding the whole story. I imagine the black-bag boys at Gitmo are doing much the same thing.

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