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Hitler--Dead or Alive (1942)

A team of ex-con bounty hunters go to Germany in search of Hitler. If they can find him, a million dollar reward is to be paid to them.

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... Steve Maschick
... Else von Brandt
... Hans 'Dutch' Havermann
... Joe 'The Book' Conway
... Samuel Thornton
... Johnny Stevens
Felix Basch ... Col. Hecht
... Adolf Hitler (as Bob Watson)
Frederick Giermann ... Meyer
... Cutler
Fay Wall ... Greta (as Faye Wall)
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A team of ex-con bounty hunters go to Germany in search of Hitler. If they can find him, a million dollar reward is to be paid to them.

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Will Hitler escape this time?


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3 April 1943 (USA)  »

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This film represents one of a small handful of American films which featured the word Hitler or Hitler's, and both referencing Adolf Hitler, in their titles and were ones made around the time of the Second World War. These World War II movies include Hitler's Children (1943); Hitler's Madman (1943) aka Hitler's Hangman; Hitler--Dead or Alive (1942); The Hitler Gang (1944) aka Hitler & co.; the documentary short, Hitler Lives (1945); The Strange Death of Adolf Hitler (1943); Hitler's Women aka Women in Bondage (1943); the comic short, The Devil with Hitler (1942) and Hitler - Beast of Berlin (1939). See more »

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The enormous swastika on the banner hanging on the wall of Colonel Hecht's office at Dachau is the wrong way round (as can be seen at a glance by comparing it with the swastika on Hecht's armband, both of which are frequently simultaneously visible within the same shot). See more »

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Samuel Thornton: Our enemies are the warlords and their followers, not just one person or one group. We must shatter the mailed fist forever... and silence their cry of blood and iron, with blood and iron.
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Made for Kids Who Loved It
3 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it first came out. My age group cohort, the males anyway, still remember this movie fondly. Every kid saw it. Of course it's ridiculous, in the same way the Three Stooges are ridiculous. We wouldn't criticize our three stooge friends for not being realistic.

At the time this movie came out, Americans didn't know about concentration camps and the Holocaust. Thus, the silliness of this film can be expected to fall flat for adults who watch it now. However, laughing at Hitler gang movies was quite common in 42, 43, 44. It was a common recreation.

I will also add that this was Ward Bond's only starring role in his long movie career.


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