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The 25th Hour (1967)
"La vingt-cinquième heure" (original title)

 -  Drama | War  -  26 April 1967 (France)
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During World War II, a Romanian Jewish peasant is denounced by the village policeman and sent to a concentration camp. In the camp, due to an error, he's drafted into the SS.


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Complete credited cast:
Johann Moritz
Suzanna Moritz
Grégoire Aslan ...
Defense lawyer
Strul (as Dalio)
Jan Werich ...
Sgt. Constantin
Harold Goldblatt ...
Isaac Nagy
Liam Redmond ...
Father Koruga
Meier Tzelniker ...
Kenneth J. Warren ...
Insp. Varga
Tribunal president
Trajan Koruga
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Ayres
Col. Greenfield


During world war 2 a Romanian peasant of Jewish faith is arrested by the local village policeman and sent to a concentration camp. In the camp, due to a mix-up, he is deemed to be of Aryan stock and he is drafted into the Waffen SS. After the war he is detained for having been a member of the SS but he is eventually released and reunited with his family. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

26 April 1967 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Twenty  »

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| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Marius Goring is dubbed. See more »


Edited into Voskovec & Werich - paralelní osudy (2012) See more »

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Enjoyable film upon a naive peasant during the Second World War
18 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

The movie concerns about a marriage (Anthony Quinn and Virna Lisi) and their children living in a Romanian village .

Quinn is framed as Jewish by the constable (Gregorie Aslan) and he's punished to go to the concentration camps until he is deemed as Arian race and he's enlisted as a ¨SS¨ soldier .

The picture is based on real events , thus the collaboration of Romania and Hungary Government with the Nazis , the encroachment of Romania by Stalin's Russian troops and another happenings . Anthony Quinn interpretation is satisfying although overblown , he plays with lots of gesticulation , Virna Lisi is more appropriated.

Supporting cast is outstanding : Michael Redgrave , Serge Reggniani , Robert Beatty , Marcel Dalio , Alexander Knox , Marius Goring and special mention to Gregorie Aslan as the nasty constable.

The runtime of the picture is approx. two hours though is neither boring nor tiring but entertaining .

Henry Verneuil direction is acceptable and the musical score by George Delerue is spellbound . Flick will appeal to historical events enthusiasts and Second World War world buffs.

Rating: 6,5/10 , well worth watching

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