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Release Date:
5 May 1953 (USA) See more »
The story of a man of passions !
In 1949, former concentration camp inmate and Berlin native Hans Muller, immigrates to Israel where, due to psychological problems, he can't adjust to peacetime life. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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A good movie - not shown enough See more (18 total) »


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Kirk Douglas ... Hans Muller
Milly Vitale ... Ya'El

Paul Stewart ... Detective Karni
Joseph Walsh ... Yehoshua Bresler (as Joey Walsh)
Alf Kjellin ... Daniel

Beverly Washburn ... Susy

Charles Lane ... Rosenberg

John Banner ... Emile Halevy
Richard Benedict ... Police Officer Kogan
Oskar Karlweis ... Willy Schmidt
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ralph Moody ... Mukhtar (scenes deleted)
Marlene Aames ... Hannah (uncredited)
Victor Adamson ... Refugee (uncredited)
Jay Adler ... Papa Sander - Susy's Father (uncredited)

Leon Alton ... Bus Driver (uncredited)
Hannelore Axman ... Telephone Girl (uncredited)
Walter Bacon ... Audience Member (uncredited)
John Bleifer ... Mordecai (uncredited)
Robert Boon ... Samuel (uncredited)
Donna Jo Boyce ... Daughter (uncredited)
Gabriel Curtiz ... Doctor in Hospital (uncredited)
Al Eben ... Policeman (uncredited)
Gregory Gaye ... Harry (uncredited)

Greta Granstedt ... Carah (uncredited)
Eloise Hardt ... (uncredited)
Carol Heath ... Daughter (uncredited)
Teddy Infuhr ... School Boy (uncredited)
Ted Jordan ... Police Official (uncredited)
Dave Kashner ... (uncredited)
Richard LaMarr ... (uncredited)
Jack Mannick ... Tower Man (uncredited)
Michael Mark ... Old Man Showing Photo of His Son (uncredited)
John Maxwell ... Registration Official at Haifa (uncredited)
Shepard Menken ... Dr. Traube (uncredited)
Esther Michelson ... Woman on Bus (uncredited)

Mort Mills ... Policeman (uncredited)
Leo Mostovoy ... Old Man in Barracks 9 (uncredited)
Kasia Orzazewski ... Grandma (uncredited)
Lester Sharpe ... Refugee Arriving at Haifa by Bus (uncredited)
Paul Stathes ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Lia Thomas ... Shirah (uncredited)
Carlo Tricoli ... Old Man in Barracks 9 (uncredited)
Greta Ullmann ... (uncredited)
Ernö Verebes ... Official (uncredited)

Kaaren Verne ... Woman Mistaken for Hans' Wife (uncredited)
Harlan Warde ... Police Official (uncredited)

Blackie Whiteford ... Refugee (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward Dmytryk 
Writing credits
Michael Blankfort (novel)

Michael Blankfort (screenplay)

Produced by
Michael Blankfort .... associate producer
Stanley Kramer .... producer
Original Music by
George Antheil 
Cinematography by
J. Roy Hunt  (as Roy Hunt)
Film Editing by
Harry W. Gerstad 
Aaron Stell 
Production Design by
Rudolph Sternad 
Art Direction by
Robert Peterson 
Set Decoration by
Frank Tuttle 
Production Management
Clem Beauchamp .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carter De Haven Jr. .... assistant director
Irving J. Moore .... assistant director
Milton Feldman .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Ferdinand Carerre .... sketch artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Lodge Cunningham .... sound engineer
Camera and Electrical Department
Irving Lippman .... still photographer (uncredited)
Music Department
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
Morris Stoloff .... musical director
Other crew
David Anderman .... technical advisor
Richard Benedict .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Frances McDowell .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
84 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono | Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:14 (original rating) | Sweden:15 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #16277) | West Germany:12 (f)

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The film marks Italian actress Milly Vitale's American film debut.See more »
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20 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
A good movie - not shown enough, 30 April 2003
Author: gelashe from New York City

As the child of a holocaust survivor who joined the Israeli army in 1947, I grew up watching this movie with my father. It had not been on for many years but I got to see it again a few years ago. It is a good movie, I believe filmed on location in Israel. The theme is more about Hans (Kirk Douglas) and his adjustment to a new life while carrying the burden of being in the camps. At the beginning he tries to hide his identity by covering his arm to hide his tattoo. All I can say is watch it, it is worth it.

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