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The Strange Death of Adolf Hitler (1943)

Approved | | Drama, War | 10 September 1943 (USA)
A man who does a good Hitler impression is made to look like Hitler as a decoy for assassination attempts.


James P. Hogan (as James Hogan)


Fritz Kortner (screenplay), Fritz Kortner (story) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Ludwig Donath ... Adolf Hitler / Franz Huber
Gale Sondergaard ... Anna Huber
George Dolenz ... Herman Marbach
Fritz Kortner ... Bauer
Ludwig Stössel ... Graub (as Ludwig Stossel)
William Trenk William Trenk ... Col. Von Zechwitz
Joan Blair Joan Blair ... Duchess Eugenie
Ivan Triesault ... Prince Hohenberg
Rudolph Anders Rudolph Anders ... Maj. Mampe
Ernö Verebes ... Count Godeck
Merrill Rodin Merrill Rodin ... Hans Huber
Charles Bates ... Viki Huber
Kurt Katch ... Corp. Karl Frobe
Hans Schumm ... Maj. Profe
Frederick Giermann Frederick Giermann ... Heinrich Himmler (as Fred Gierman)


A clerk in 1942 Vienna who has a gift for mimicry, is arrested for doing a Hitler impression. The Gestapo decide to give him plastic surgery to look like Hitler so he can take his place in public, acting as a decoy for assassination attempts. Written by anonymous

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Drama | War


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Release Date:

10 September 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Estranha Morte de Adolf Hitler See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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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Wonderful WWII agi-prop that is a must see
25 April 2002 | by redguardwonSee all my reviews

Chaplin's "Great Dictator" may rank with the college film professor crowd as the imperial double people who look like Audi. But here, this is something clever. If you like the Sherlock Holmes WWII fests then slide this one in your disc player for an enjoyable evening.

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