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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 ...
Oberlitz
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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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...Y con el diablo somos tres  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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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 »

Soundtracks

Can Love Come Back Again?
(uncredited)
Music by Bronislau Kaper
German lyrics by Friedrich Hollaender
English lyrics by Jack Brooks
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Impressions of Germany after the war
15 May 2005 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

The film's plot is solid yarn but not much above average. What makes the film interesting are two things: First Pier Angeli as the girl. And more than that, that the film gives a strong impression of how Germany looked like during the first years after WW II. There is a very atmospheric photography which shows some original locations in Munich and Bavaria: the Bavarian landscape, some villages, the post war Munich. Beyond it the film focuses on the everyday life of the German people more than other films with a similar topic, and it does it in an interesting way: you see some clothes, cars or flats of that time for example and some of the cabarets, clubs ore Night Shows, which obviously where quite typical for the post war era in Germany (and can be found in some other films about post war Germany ). And by this "The Devil Makes Three" manages to be  a nice contemporary document along the way.


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