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This short, produced at the end of WWII, warns that although Adolf Hitler is dead, his ideas live on in the German people. The world must stay ever vigilant, so that Germany cannot make war... See full summary »

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This short, produced at the end of WWII, warns that although Adolf Hitler is dead, his ideas live on in the German people. The world must stay ever vigilant, so that Germany cannot make war against the world again. We must not be duped by Germany, as we were in the past, to believe that it is a peace-loving nation. The USA must also be on guard against those in America who sympathized with Germany and preach race hatred and violence in this country. The film uses dramatized footage interspersed with historical footage and newsreels. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Someone at Warner Brothers discovered a rule that any film done by the army could be shown to the general public if the soundtrack was replaced by a new one. So the original narration was removed and replaced by a new one; contrary to popular belief, it was the short that won the Oscar, not Theodor Geisel, who had written the script for the original short. See more »

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Prejudicial and biased.
8 June 2012 | by (São Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Narrow minded and positively worthless, the short "Hitler Lives" is the kind of piece of filmmaking that shouldn't exist at all, and not even get an Oscar with such miserable remarks.

End of WWII, Germany defeated and it's all quiet on the front, right? Wrong, according to this documentary. The danger now is the countless Nazists hidden amidst the German people, painted here as evil people, everybody had the same goal. It's too easy to beat up someone who's down and this thing makes it perfectly by quoting that Germans are a line of people who always needs blood and conquer lands, from Bismarck to Hitler. Sure, their leader at the time said things about them being of a superior race but that didn't mean all Germans agreed with such statement and his politics.

Often sarcastic and extremely filled with some prejudice, this propaganda made by the American government isn't different than the one famously known in the world in "Triumph of the Will". Its purpose is to explain why U.S. forces had reasons to stay in Germany to make it a safer place and to impeach that new radical movements rise up to surface to cause more damage to the world, that's the idea the film promotes by stating that Germans never know how to be and stay peaceful ("War. Phoney peace. War. Phoney peace." says the narrator). One can argue that the film's message of alerting people about the possibilities of a Nazi threat born again is useful, relevant but the problem is that it does that by generalizing that all Germans were favorable, supported the regime and they're all evil.

Good and informative archive footage is intertwined with some poor segments with actors. Thankfully this is short, never getting near the epic, boring yet important Riefenstahl film and those long marches and speeches. Worths a view for the presentation, the images and the way they sell an idea. The picture as a whole it's ridiculous. 4/10


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