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Hotel Berlin (1945)

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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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The paper Koenig is reading in the cellar of the resistance is taken from President Roosevelt's radio address at a dinner of the Foreign Policy Association in New York City on October 21, 1944. See more »

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Major Otto Kauders: Can we have our drink now?
Lisa Dorn: Of course, Major. Will you get a table downstairs and we will join you in a few minutes.
Major Otto Kauders: Alright. Oh, by the way, there is one further request. I'm going back in a very few hours and I need a mascot.
Lisa Dorn: A mascot?
Major Otto Kauders: Yes, and it has to be something personal or it doesn't work. Fräulein, if you could give me one of your stockings?
Lisa Dorn: What a charming idea. Go now, get that table and I'll bring the mascot with me.
Major Otto Kauders: I'll be waiting in the cocktail lounge.
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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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