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Writers:
Lawrence P. Bachmann (story)
Jerry Davis (screenplay)
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Release Date:
19 September 1952 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Gene Kelly ... Capt. Jeff Eliot

Pier Angeli ... Wilhelmina (Willie) Lehrt
Richard Rober ... Col. James Terry
Richard Egan ... Lt. Parker
Claus Clausen ... Heisemann
Wilfried Seyferth ... Hansig
Margot Hielscher ... Cabaret Singer

Annie Rosar ... 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
Claus Benton Lombard ... Waiter

Iván Petrovich ... Sigmund Neffs
Sepp Rist ... Customs Official - German
Michael Tellering ... Ernst Haltmann
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Walter Janssen ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Andrew Marton 
 
Writing credits
Lawrence P. Bachmann (story) (as Lawrence Bachmann)

Jerry Davis (screenplay)

Produced by
Richard Goldstone .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Václav Vích (director of photography) (as Vaclav Vich)
 
Film Editing by
Ben Lewis 
 
Art Direction by
Paul Markwitz 
Fritz Maurischat 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hermann Höhn .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Walter Rühland .... sound recordist (as Walter Ruehland)
 
Music Department
Rudolph G. Kopp .... musical director
Bronislau Kaper .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Eugene Zador .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
Germany:90 min | USA:96 min | USA:90 min (TCM print)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Impressions of Germany after the war, 15 May 2005
Author: dkbs from Germany

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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