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Anti-Nazi tract laced with 1938 newsreel footage finds American girl (Bennett) married to a German (Lederer) gradually learning he is a Nazi, trying to get their son to America.Written by
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American Joan Bennett (Carol) is married to German Francis Lederer (Eric). The year is 1938 and they live in the USA during the emergence of Hitler and his gang. They have a son Johnny Russell (Ricky) who looks like he has been given a few too many MacDonalds cheeseburgers. He's also annoying. Lederer takes his family on a trip into Germany to take care of matters with his father's (Otto Kruger) business where he also links up with wide-eyed Nazi sympathiser and friend Anna Sten (Frieda). Bennett and Lederer have also been asked to smuggle some money to a concentration camp prisoner so that he can bribe a guard and escape. It's not long before Bennett has seen enough but Lederer wants to stay and embrace the new Germany
Unfortunately, there is not enough action here and the film has long segments of preachy dialogue, so it loses points as it loses its way during these sections. And the kid is irritating. It's interesting as a time capsule and the cast are fine given that they have to spout corny dialogue.
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