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Hostages (1943)

Approved | | Drama, War | 16 December 1943 (Mexico)
A group of twenty-six Czechoslovakian citizens are jailed until a 50,000 crown reward by the Gestapo uncovers the supposed killer of a Nazi officer whom virtually everyone suspects committed suicide.

Director:

Frank Tuttle

Writers:

Lester Cole (screenplay), Frank Butler (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Luise Rainer ... Milada Pressinger
Arturo de Córdova ... Paul Breda
William Bendix ... Underground Leader
Paul Lukas ... Rheinhardt
Katina Paxinou ... Maria
Oskar Homolka ... Lev Pressinger
Reinhold Schünzel ... Kurt Daluege (as Rheinhold Schünzel)
Frederick Giermann Frederick Giermann ... Capt. Patzer (as Frederick Gierman)
Roland Varno ... Jan Pavel
Felix Basch Felix Basch ... Dr. Wallerstein
John Mylong ... Proskosch
Hans Conried ... Lt. Glasenapp
Steven Geray ... Mueller
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louis V. Arco Louis V. Arco ... Nazi Officer
Mary Dietrich Mary Dietrich ... Barkova
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A group of twenty-six Czechoslovakian citizens are jailed until a 50,000 crown reward by the Gestapo uncovers the supposed killer of a Nazi officer whom virtually everyone suspects committed suicide.

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Right out of Hitler's cracking Fortress Europe

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Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1943 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Les otages de la Moldau See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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31 March 2000 | by dexter-10See all my reviews

A group of twenty-six Czechoslovakian citizens are jailed until a 50,000 crown reward by the Gestapo uncovers the supposed killer of a Nazi officer whom virtually everyone suspects committed suicide. The hostages include the leader of the underground resistance movement (as played by William Bendix), whose cover is that of a washroom attendant in the nightclub where the "victim" was last seen alive. Will the hostages be released in dangerous world of bribery, deception and corruption that characterized invading armies during World War Two?


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