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Address Unknown (1944)

Approved | | Drama | 1 June 1944 (USA)
US art dealer returns to his native Germany for a visit and is attracted by Nazi propaganda.


Herbert Dalmas (screen play), Kressmann Taylor (story)
Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Lukas ... Martin Schulz
Carl Esmond ... Baron von Friesche
Peter van Eyck ... Heinrich Schulz
Mady Christians ... Elsa Schulz
Morris Carnovsky ... Max Eisenstein
K.T. Stevens ... Griselle Eisenstein
Emory Parnell ... Postman
Mary Young ... Mrs. Delaney
Frank Faylen ... Jimmie Blake
Charles Halton ... Censorial Pipsqueak
Erwin Kalser Erwin Kalser ... Stage Director
Frank Reicher ... Professor Schmidt
Dale Cornell Dale Cornell ... Carl Schulz
Peter Newmeyer Peter Newmeyer ... Wilhelm Schulz
Larry Olsen ... Youngest Schulz Boy (as Larry Joe Olsen)


Martin Schulz (Paul Lukas), a German/American art dealer, returns to Germany at the outbreak of World War Two, adopts the Nazi propaganda philosophy, refuses to protect the Jewish fiancee, Griselle Eisenstein (K.T. Stevens), of his son Heinrich Schulz (Peter Van Eyck), who has stayed in America to run the family business - and ultimately falls victim to the Gestapo himself. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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To the millions who were shocked when they read it! This picture if the fulfillment of your every expectation! (original prints ads) See more »




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K.T. Stevens (real name: Gloria Wood) is the daughter of the film's producer, Sam Wood. See more »


When Griselle first puts her bloody hand on the frame of Schulz's entrance door after he opens up, the right hand is placed at a certain height and angle while the fingers are spread in a certain shape. But in the following cuts, the hand and fingers have constantly changed angles and positions. In addition, the shape of the bloody hand-print left on the door frame after Schulz closes the door does not match the shape and location Griselle originally placed her hand. See more »


Baron von Friesche: Does he know the conditions he doesn't like? I find that hard to understand. I myself would hesitate to form conclusions without firsthand evidence. You must set him right. I suppose it isn't easy for a foreigner to understand the agonies our people have suffered since the Treaty of Versailles. What years of less and less bread, of leaner bodies, of the end of hope...
[pauses to offer Herr Schulz a cigarette]
Martin Schulz: [accepting a cigarette] Oh, thank you.
Baron von Friesche: The quicksand of despair held us. Then just before ...
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tremendous movie about incremental fascism
8 April 2020 | by jellopukeSee all my reviews

This is a must see with all the drama coming from tiny choices that add up and how you can be seduced by evil for nominal reasons. Well worth tracking down.

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English | German

Release Date:

1 June 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Domicilio desconocido See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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