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

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:90 min (TCM print) | USA:96 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Compelling Backdrop to Post-WWII, 24 December 2006
Author: Enrique Sanchez from Miami, FL

There are many reasons to watch this movie:

1. Pier Angeli- this compelling beauty stirs a certain something in our hearts - at once familiar and then somehow mysterious.

2. Gene Kelly- in one of his rare turns in a serious, non-singing, non-dancing part...I agree with another reviewer who says he was a showman not really an actor - - but he does a fair turn here.

3. Historical- few people know that the Nazi movement did not die immediately after Hitler died. The besieged German people had not forgotten the horrors and were still susceptible to somber outlooks.

4. Geo-Architectural- those pictures in the Eagle's Nest were spine-tinglingly eerie, if not thrilling to see since it has been apparently taken down. Other scenes in the German towns and countryside are vastly more interesting than so many other canned backdrops to which we are normally subjected.

All in all, this film occupies its time well - it's not world-shaking, but to me, it will be unforgettable because of the former reasons - especially the historical and geo-architectural...but also, one of our few looks at the beauty of the co-star, the stunningly beautiful Pier Angeli.

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