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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Credited cast:
Helmut Dantine ...
Arnim von Dahnwitz
Lisa Dorn
Johannes Koenig
Herman Plottke
George Coulouris ...
Joachim Helm
Baron Von Stetten
Peter Whitney ...
Helene Thimig ...
Frau Sarah Baruch
Steven Geray ...
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


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 <>

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Release Date:

2 March 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Berlin Hotel  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »


Walter Baumler: There are many like her in Germany. Yesterday she was a NAZI, today she says she isn't. Mark it, if a man like you who knows these people so well can still be deceived, think of the danger to those who don't have your experience. I know what's happened to you. Yep. You were tricked by your decency, by your humanity. You couldn't believe anyone capable of such deceit. But, you've got to realize, NAZIs never change.
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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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