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The Magic Face (1951)

 -  Drama | War  -  13 August 1951 (USA)
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Actor becomes Hitler's valet, murders him, takes his place and ruins Nazi Germany's war efforts.

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Rudi Janus / Janus the Great / Adolf Hitler
Patricia Knight ...
Vera Janus
William L. Shirer ...
Himself
Jaspar von Oertzen ...
Maj. Fritz Weinrich
Anton Mitterwurzer ...
Hans (Rudi's valet) (as Toni Mitterwurzer)
Peter Preses ...
Warden Harbacker
Manfred Inger ...
Heinrich Wagner
Charles Koenig ...
Franz (the warden's clerk)
Rolf Wanka ...
Gen. Rodenbusch (as R. Wanka)
Oskar Willner ...
Gen. von Schlossen (as Willner)
Bell ...
Gen. Haldes
Eric Zuckmann ...
Hermann Erhardt ...
Hermann Göring (as Herman Erhardt)
Hans Sheel ...
Gen. Steig
Michael Tellering ...
Lt. Col. Heitmeier (security chief)
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Actor becomes Hitler's valet, murders him, takes his place and ruins Nazi Germany's war efforts.

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A fascinating movie, as was Luther Adler's fine performance.
24 April 2004 | by (Lebanon, New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

I recall this movie well. I was fourteen years of age when it was released in 1951 and lived in White Plains,NY. I viewed this picture twice due to it's unique perspective. Luther Adler's view of this period of history was not only interesting, but thought provoking as well as fascinating. Felt Mr. Adler's acting was convincing, along with his unusual look at history. Why can't this interesting movie be made available in either DVD or VHS? I also viewed Adler's role as Hitler in the James Mason film "The Desert Fox". I could be mistaken, but it's my recollection that Mr. Adler, and or the producers challenged viewers to disprove the story; and if proved correct would receive a monetary reward. Please comment!


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