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Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)

A dramatization based on eye witness accounts of Hitler's final days in an underground bunker, his military henchmen, and his stormy relationship with Eva Braun.

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A dramatization based on eye witness accounts of Hitler's final days in an underground bunker, his military henchmen, and his stormy relationship with Eva Braun.

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On April 29, 1945, in his air-raid bunker in Berlin, Adolf Hitler married Eva Braun. Martin Bormann was the best man. Each of the wedding guests received a silver-framed photograph of the Fuhrer and two cyanide capsules.


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Adorufu Hitorâ/Saigo no 10-kakan  »

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Alec Guinness always felt that this was the only screen performance he was completely satisfied with. See more »

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The map of Europe shown along with the opening credits show the post-war frontiers with the Oder-Neisse-Line as Germany's Eastern frontier. See more »

Quotes

Eva Braun: [speaking to Hitler] What a pity for the world you couldn't have devoted your life to art.
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Referenced in Pen Pals (1974) See more »

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Alec Guinness' realistic portrayal
3 June 1999 | by (Indianapolis, IN.) – See all my reviews

"Hitler: The Last Ten Days" is watchable chiefly due to the remarkable portrayal of the Nazi dictator by Alec Guinness. Guinness sought to portray Hitler as a man and succeeds in his efforts.

The opening credits, narrated by Alstair Cooke are noteworthy in giving a 5 minute history lesson bringing the viewer up to date - April 20, 1945 in the Berlin bunker of Adolph Hitler. The acts of Hitler in the final 10 days of his life, bizarre and murderous to the end, are worth watching only because of Guinness. He has the mannerisms and although I've never met Hitler, after watching this film, I felt that I had. The physical resemblance is startling.

Most frightening scene: Hitler's worst tantrum ever after finding out he had been "betrayed" by his generals. Alec Guinness goes from hysterical rage to sobbing "the war is lost" and makes you feel the terror his underlings must have felt.


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