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The Devil Makes Three (1952)

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1947: Captain Jeff Eliott returns to Germany to thank the Lert 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Capt. Jeff Eliot
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Wilhelmina (Willie) Lehrt
Richard Rober ...
Col. James Terry
Richard Egan ...
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 Lert 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 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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1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe
(uncredited)
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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A Real Gem of a Film
21 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a Gene Kelly film which I had never viewed and only associated Kelly as a song and dance actor in many musicals. Kelly plays the role as Capt. Jeff Eliot who visits the Lehrt family in Germany who protected him and his plane during WW II. However, he finds out that the family was killed and the only member in the family remaining was Wilhelmina Lehrt,(Pier Angeli). Jeff Eliot finds Willie working in a nightclub and they seem to fall in love with each other, until Jeff finds out some very dark secrets Wilhelmina had been keeping from him and they have a fight between the two of them. Claus Clausen,(Heisemann) plays the role of a Nazi Commander during the Neo-Nazism Post WW II and has complete control over an underground movement that wants to continue the Hitler movement in Germany. There are really outstanding photography inside Adolph Hitler's Berchtesgard Eagles Nest, which is all bombed out and you see Heisemann standing in front of the large window in Berchtesgard. There is plenty of suspense and good supporting actors like Richard Egan, (Lt. Parker) and even some romance. Enjoy


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