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Hotel Berlin (1945)

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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Helmut Dantine ...
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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
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Yvonne Hekren ...
Hotel Guest
Gloria Paythe ...
Woman in Air Raid Shelter
Margaret Story ...
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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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2 March 1945 (USA)  »

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The parting note that von Dahnwitz writes to Fraulein Dorn has two errors: it's in English instead of German, and it's not written in the proper style of German handwriting of that period. See more »

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Dr. Martin Richter: Professor, I came here because I need you. You told me to come to you when we were in Dachau.
Johannes Koenig: I do not remember what I said when I was in Dachau. Leave me alone. I'm tired. Go away.
Dr. Martin Richter: Professor, don't you realize. This is the hour we've planned and waited for. Now, we can fight!
Johannes Koenig: Fight? Fight for what? Maybe for the rebirth of Germany? Maybe you still believe there are some good Germans left?
Dr. Martin Richter: Yes.
Johannes Koenig: Amazing. Have you seen them? Where are they? Maybe he's here? Maybe, maybe, maybe in the closet? ...
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Ensemble B Cast in a Powerful Film
13 July 2003 | by (Chicago, Il) – See all my reviews

Entertaining melodrama that revolves around an upscale hotel as the Nazi regime is tumbling down and the rats are deserting the sinking ship. What makes this film so much above the other anti Nazi propaganda films of it's time is that the whole Jewish prejudice issue is actually dealt with, (can only think of one other film in the WW2 era that even mentions it---The Mortal Storm (1940) another 4 star movie). Even has one character having to wear the yellow star on her chest. Another exploding in a bomb shelter at the Nazi who tormented her Jewish lover to death because she was a gentile in love with a Jew. I was never bored in this movie as plots and subplots are unravelled. Warners B roster of character actors including Raymond Massey, Peter Lorre, Andrea King, Alan Hale, Philip Dorn, Faye Emerson (who steals the movie as the hotel prostitute)and all the rest are very good. Never released on VHS or DVD. Wish it was. Forgotten film but was brought up in McCarthy Witch Hunt trials of 1950's getting the writer into trouble and some jail time. Recommend this film highly.


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