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January 1945 (USA) See more »
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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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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)
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Directed by
Bernard Vorhaus (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
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Harold Medford  uncredited

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

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70 min | USA:66 min
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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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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Worth Seeing, 16 June 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Resisting Enemy Interrogation (1944)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

WW2 drama got an Oscar nomination as Best Feature Documentary. The film tells the story of a group of American soldiers who are taken prisoner by German's and must keep their mouths shut so that they won't tip off the enemy. The German's, however, have their own form of interrogation to try and break through and learn of a future attack. This film was made to teach soldiers the type of tricks they might come across if taken hostage and on that level the film works just fine the real bonus here is the fact that the movie is told through the eyes and minds of the German's. I've seen a lot of these WW2 documentaries and for the most part they always look at things from the American point of view so it was great seeing it from the other way. I'm not sure how true the film is because all of the German officials promise not to torture the soldiers and they don't but it seems like they would have crossed the line if they really needed information on an upcoming attack. The performances are also very good with Arthur Kennedy leading the way as the main American soldier. I'm really not sure how this film got into the documentary department as it really plays out like a feature film, running 66=minutes and the only documentary type film-making is some opening and closing narration, which is aimed at American soldiers. As with a lot of these WW2 shorts, the film is pretty graphic at times, which the production code at the time seemed to overlook in this type of a film.

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