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The Devil Makes Three (1952)

Approved | | Crime, Romance, Thriller | 19 September 1952 (USA)
1947: Captain Jeff Eliott returns to Germany to thank the Lehrt family, who hid him during WW-II when his plane was shot down over Munich. However he learns that the parents died when their... See full summary »

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Capt. Jeff Eliot
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Wilhelmina (Willie) Lehrt
Richard Rober ...
Col. James Terry
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Lt. Parker
Claus Clausen ...
Heisemann
Wilfried Seyferth ...
Hansig
Margot Hielscher ...
Cabaret Singer
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Mrs. Keigler
Harold Benedict ...
Sgt. at Airport
Otto Gebühr ...
Mr. Nolder
Gertrud Wolle ...
Mrs. Nolder
Heinrich Gretler ...
Keigler
Charlotte Flemming ...
Girl in Telephone Booth
Charles Gordon Howard ...
Lt. Farris
Bum Krüger ...
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1947: Captain Jeff Eliott returns to Germany to thank the Lehrt family, who hid him during WW-II when his plane was shot down over Munich. However he learns that the parents died when their house was bombed, only their daughter Wilhelmina, now 18, is still alive. He finds the pretty girl working as nightclub hostess and shortly after starts dating her. She doesn't tell him that an underground neo-Nazi organization compels her to work for them, and soon gets Jeff involved in their machinations, too. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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"Are you the man they always use to trap women?"


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19 September 1952 (USA)  »

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The end of the movie was filmed at the ruins of Hitler's Berghof in Obersalzberg. They clearly used the entry hall with the vaulted ceilings and the conference room with the giant picture window. See more »

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On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
German lyrics by Friedrich Hollaender
Sung in German by a vocal group in the nightclub
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Interesting locations
22 June 2006 | by (Raleigh, nc) – See all my reviews

I don't have much to add besides what others have commented, except to support what was said previously, that the filming locations in post-WWII Germany and Austria are the most interesting features in this film. Views of Munich and Saltzburg give a clear picture of the extent of the devastation that resulted from bombing raids at the end of the war. But for me, what I found the most interesting was the last scenes filmed at Berchesgarten in the ruins of Hitler's Eagle's Lair where the head of the Neo-Nazi organization seeks refuge after being chased by Gene Kelly et-al. This is the only movie I recall that showed this location before it was eradicated.


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