In Nazi Germany in 1936 seven men escape from a concentration camp. The camp commander puts up seven crosses and, as the Gestapo returns each escapee he is put to death on a cross. The ... See full summary »
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Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins,
In Nazi Germany in 1936 seven men escape from a concentration camp. The camp commander puts up seven crosses and, as the Gestapo returns each escapee he is put to death on a cross. The seventh cross is still empty as George Heisler seeks freedom in Holland. Written by
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The film is set in 1936 but shows the Concentration Camp being run by the 'Storm troopers' (Sturmabteilung). The SA virtually ceased to exist following the 'night of the Long Knives'(Nacht der langen Messer), which occurred between June 30 and July 2, 1934. The SA did linger on after this but it was weakened and almost pointless, leaving the Schutzstaffel (SS) to take over most of its duties, including camp administration, etc. See more »
This is an interesting film. Don't get this film expecting a lot of action. But if you enjoy and interested in seeing a good mid-WW II propaganda flick this is a really good example. It's well acted with Spencer Tracy in the lead roll, with Hume Cronyn, and Jessica Tandy acting as a husband and wife finding out what their new government really is all about. the film takes place in some of the earliest stages of Hitler's control of the country. I thought it was fairly balanced. The represents much of the population caught up in the seemed glory of this new nationalist fervor that seems to be making the country work again after a long depression. It shows what it can be like in country living if fear of the own children, neighbors, even spouses and lovers. But, I really liked the Hume Cronyn character. he initially just wants to enjoy the steady job he now has (making machine guns, instead of sewing machines) and just live his life. He comes to new realization about that. It's tough to have any sympathy for any German living at this time. They shouldn't have allowed this thing to happen, but this does give food for thought on individual behaviors. A good book on the average German shoulder is Blood Red Snow. After you watch this movie. Try the book. Then go to the Holocaust web site. And then you'll see what a difficult subject this is.
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