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Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)

PG  |   |  Biography, Drama, History  |  9 May 1973 (USA)
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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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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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According to fellow actor, Peter Ustinov, Alec Guinness was so determined to play Adolf Hitler that when he heard rumour that Dustin Hoffman was first for the role, he went out and bought a Hitler costume. With a photographer they went to an isolated street in London to take publicity photos of him in costume. Occasional passers-by paid no attention to this, except for one policeman who wandered up to tell the actor that he was parked in a no parking area. The policeman let him off without a ticket as the policeman told him he had "no desire to spend the rest of [his] life in a concentration camp." 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 »

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Josef Goebbels: The heart of Germany has ceased to beat. The fuhrer is dead.
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The most realistic portrayal of Hitler ever
28 December 2004 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

Alec Guinness becomes Hitler, and it is the most realistic portrayal I've ever seen. Derek Jacoby and Anthony Hopkins come no where close to this in their respective films, Inside The Third Reich and The Bunker. This is like a color camera capturing Hitler speaking in English. It is frightening yet has touches of humor, especially when the announcement of Hitlers death is made to the other residents of the bunker, you see a pretty blond woman reach for her small case containing cyanide capsules and cigarettes. She chooses the cigarettes and she and everyone else in the room light up. The most memorable line in the film is Hitler trying to conjure up some of the old charismatic magic of the past, addressing a young captain played by Simon Ward. "The Gods give their love only to those who demand the impossible. Mankind is ruled by will, by determination. When the will is thrust by genius, it generates a force which throughout history has proved irresistible"


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