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Hotel Berlin (1945)

 -  Drama | War  -  2 March 1945 (USA)
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Near the end of WW II, a member of the German underground (Martin Richter) escapes from the Gestapo and takes shelter at Hotel Berlin, where he meets Lisa Dorn, a sleek actress involved ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Faye Emerson ...
Helmut Dantine ...
Dr. Martin Richter
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Arnim von Dahnwitz
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Lisa Dorn
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Johannes Koenig
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Herman Plottke
George Coulouris ...
Joachim Helm
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Baron Von Stetten
Peter Whitney ...
Heinrichs
Helene Thimig ...
Frau Sarah Baruch
Steven Geray ...
Kleibert
Kurt Kreuger ...
Major Otto Kauders
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yvonne Hekren ...
Hotel Guest
Gloria Paythe ...
Woman in Air Raid Shelter
Margaret Story ...
Woman in Air Raid Shelter
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Near the end of WW II, a member of the German underground (Martin Richter) escapes from the Gestapo and takes shelter at Hotel Berlin, where he meets Lisa Dorn, a sleek actress involved with General von Dahnwitz, who is also trying to leave Germany. The hotel is a hotbed of Nazis, refugees, spies and ordinary Germans trying to survive inevitable defeat without getting too involved. Written by Mike Rogers <MICHAEL_PEM@aol.com>

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War Weary Citizens in a Tired Tale
29 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not Without some Interest, this Ultimately Unsatisfying bit of Studio Filmmaking Echoes WWII Propaganda. But at the Time of the Production and the Films Release the Outcome was a Foregone Conclusion so there isn't Much here that is Heavy Handed or Preachy.

In Fact, the Best that has been said about this Forgotten Film is it's Evenhandedness in Portraying the German People as "Not all Evil". The Movie is Mostly a Yawner but it is Kept Awake by the Multitude of Characters and the Movement of the Plot and its Myriad of Interwoven Interactions.

Each One is given a Speech or Two and the Plot Weaves in and out of Patriotic Duty, Blind Obedience, Desperate Survival Tactics, Among the Stock Characters. Nothing Really Seems that Demanding and the Whole Thing comes off as a Stage Play with Stiff B-Actors.

There are a Few Highlights, like Peter Lorre as a Scientific Experimenter that is Suffering from a Guilt Complex and can't seem to Find One Good German. The Other Character that Stands Out is the Hotel Hostess (read Prostitute) Played with some Pathos by Faye Emerson.

Overall it is a Weary Movie that Reflects the Weariness of the War and by this Time Most Folks, Germans or Americans, were so Drained of Emotion by Their Losses that Another Melodramatic Story was just Tiresome. That is Good Description of the Film...Tiresome.


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