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The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (1968)

TV Movie  |   |  Documentary, History, War  |  6 March 1968 (USA)
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Ernst Hanfstaengl ...
Himself (as Ernst 'Putzi' Hanfstaengl)
Erich Kempka ...
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Hjalmar Schacht ...
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William L. Shirer ...
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Kurt von Schuschnigg ...
Himself
Walter Warlimont ...
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Ascensão e Queda do Terceiro Reich  »

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(3 Episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Much of the filler music written by Lalo Schifrin for this program later showed up virtually unaltered, particularly in instrumentation, in his music for the US television series "Mission: Impossible". See more »

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Interesting . . .
11 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

This documentary showcases the Hitlerian strategy for conquering hearts and minds by exploiting people's capacity to hate, something as relevant in our time as it seems to have been in his. This is a lesson which is especially worth remembering at this point in history.

I might also add that the IMDb has goofed here, and that the narrator is not Richard Basehart, but in fact whoever it is is never identified in the titles. Also, while the music is darkly effective, it turns out that for some odd reason Lalo Schifrin reprises a prominent piece of his MISSION IMPOSSIBLE score (a march) even though that show was still running in prime time when this came out in 1968.

This also leads me to another point -- one of the other reviewers here made the bizarre comment that the Cold War was over in connection with this documentary; to the contrary, in 1968 it was still going strong, heated as it was by the escalating war in Vietnam. That reviewer also gets his dates wrong with regard to the United States; it entered the war against Hitler in December, 1941, not 1944. Before Christmas, 1942, the US not only had a significant presence at sea fighting German U-boats (it had actually begun that months before hostilities between the two were formally declared in 1941), but it had been an equal partner (at least) of the British in carrying out the invasion of North Africa. By the end of 1943 it had been the leading actor in conquering Sicily and invading Italy, and had began striking Germany in the European war's only daylight strategic bombing campaign.


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