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Operation Eichmann (1961)

 |  Drama  |  15 March 1961 (USA)
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Werner Kelmperer stars as one of the most infamous mass murderers in all history in this true story. With the defeat of Germany that ends World War II in Europe, the Allies discover the ... See full summary »

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Werner Kelmperer stars as one of the most infamous mass murderers in all history in this true story. With the defeat of Germany that ends World War II in Europe, the Allies discover the true horror of more than six million Jews slaughtered by the Nazis ... and the fact that one of the architects of this unimaginable crime has escaped! Now, follow the story of Eichmann's flight to Barcelona and Argentina and the Israeli agents determined to bring him to justice.

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Eric Braeden's movie debut. See more »

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Rudolph Hoess (John Banner) is depicted as an SS Standartenfuhrer (Colonel) early in the war. At the time; he was actually an SS Sturmbannfuhrer (Major) and only made Obersturmbannfuhrer (Lt Col) at the end of the war. See more »

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Es muss nur der Richtige kommen (The Right One Must Come Along)
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one of the best anti-Nazi movies ever

This is a brutal, compelling, fascinating study of Nazi Adolf Eichmann (played brilliantly by Werner Klemperer) who had the reprehensible idea of killing Jews in gas chambers and later burning them in ovens. It's done so matter-of-factly that it's more horrifying than if the emotions had been punched home (as most filmmakers would do). Some scenes do pack a wallop: like the Jewish singing over the newsreel footage of the camps being liberated. I like this a heck of a lot more than some of the famous anti-Nazi movies out there. What makes it even more interesting is that they don't feel the need (till the end) to put in a 'nice' character to offset Eichmann's (and the other Nazi's) evil. That makes it more powerful than ever. Sure, there are a few flubs (actors blow lines, etc.) but who cares? It's a great film and deserves to be on DVD.


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