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27 October 1995 (USA) See more »
The story of Charles E. Bedaux, Franco-American industrial efficiency expert, adventurer, and Nazi collaborator. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Jim Morris ... Narrator (voice)

Colm Feore ... Narrator (voice)
David Hemblen ... Charles Bedaux (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Bedaux ... Himself (archive footage)
Fern Bedaux ... Herself (archive footage)
Arno Breker ... Himself (archive footage)
Bilonha Chiesa ... Herself (archive footage)
Jim Christy ... Himself
Josefina Daly ... Herself (archive footage)
Sepp Dietrich ... Himself (archive footage)
Duchess of Windsor ... Herself (archive footage)
Duke of Windsor ... Himself (archive footage)

Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Himself (archive footage)
Timothy Findley ... Himself
Betty Hanley ... Herself
Charles Higham ... Himself

Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert Ley ... Himself (archive footage)
Franz Medicus ... Himself (archive footage)
Bernard L. Montgomery ... Himself (archive footage)
Cecil Pickell ... Himself
Albert Speer ... Himself (archive footage)
Julius Streicher ... Himself (archive footage)
Frank Swannell ... Himself (archive footage)
William Legh Walsh ... Himself (archive footage)
Tommy Wilde ... Himself

Directed by
George Ungar 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Harold Crooks 
John Kramer 
Steve Lucas 

Produced by
George Ungar .... producer
John Walker .... producer
Original Music by
Normand Roger 
Cinematography by
Joan Hutton 
Douglas Kiefer 
Mathieu Roberts 
Kirk Tougas 
John Walker 
Film Editing by
John Kramer 
Sound Department
Jean-Pierre Joutel .... sound re-recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Floyd Crosby .... cinematographer: 1934 expedition footage
Other crew
Jackie Danylchuk .... production assistant
Jackie Danylchuk .... researcher
Sherman Grinberg .... archive source
Scott Lutes .... researcher
Charles Bedaux Jr. .... special thanks
Pierre Berton .... special thanks
Herbert G. Bigelow .... dedicatee
Herbert G. Bigelow .... special thanks
Jacques Bobet .... special thanks
Gresham Bradley .... special thanks
Floyd Crosby .... special thanks
Martin Duckworth .... special thanks
Svend-Erik Eriksen .... special thanks (as Svend-Erik Erikson)
Don Haig .... special thanks
Albert Kish .... special thanks
Colin Low .... special thanks
Ishu Patel .... special thanks
Smadar Peretz .... special thanks
Ted Pickell .... special thanks
Gerhard Weinberg .... special thanks (as Gerhard Wineberg)
Brenda Wineapple .... special thanks

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100 min
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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
spectacular footage mixes with a story you won't care about, 13 August 2008
Author: dbborroughs from Glen Cove, New York

Film about Charles Bedaux who came to the US from France and changed the way factories produced their products. In the process he became one of the wealthiest men in the world only to see it all begin to slip away as he fought to maintain ties with the axis powers during the Second World War and as the workers of the world fought against his methods. The film intercuts footage from an expedition he took across the Canadian Rockies with his life story, the result is a mish mash of a tale who's purpose I'm still trying to sort out. Blame it on the director. there is the nuggets of a good story in this mess but I can't find it. I know little more about Bedaux after the film then when I went in. His was the only side and so long as his family friends and business were safe he didn't care what he he did. Unfortunately the American government did, especially during war time. Its on odd film about an odd man and its interesting up to a point, but somewhere about half way in I realized I had no idea why I was watching this or why I should care. I made it to the end, but can't really say it was worth the slog- even if the footage from the Rockies trip is often spectacular. I'd take a pass

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