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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.

Writers:

Herbert Dalmas (screenplay), Kressmann Taylor (from the story by)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Lukas ... Martin Schulz
Carl Esmond ... Baron von Friesche
Peter van Eyck ... Heinrich Schulz (as Peter Van Eyck)
Mady Christians ... Elsa Schulz
Morris Carnovsky ... Max Eisenstein
K.T. Stevens ... Griselle Eisenstein aka Griselle Stone
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)
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

After his return to Germany, Martin Schulz (Paul Lukas) turns a table lamp off. The push on/off switch on the lamp is an American model that would not be in Germany or used with 220V fixtures. See more »

Quotes

Baron von Friesche: You're going to have to choose, Herr Schulz. You can't sit on two stools at once... at least not here, in Germany.
Martin Schulz: I understand.
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Lots of interesting shots, good story and a brilliant, unexpected twist
1 April 2020 | by amsaltcoatsSee all my reviews

I very much dislike reviews which recount the plot of a film and reveal spoilers so all I will say is that this is a film worth actually watching rather than having it on while you are messing about with your phone or tablet. There are many cleverly shot scenes which mirror the action of the story and hint at shadows to come.

I feel that the opening scenes are very good and authentically display the friendship between Max and Martin and their families and this of course makes the story all the more powerful.

I have read the short story/book on which the film is based - it is available to borrow from the Internet Archive on line free library - and in my opinion this one if the rare occasions when the film is better than the book, largely due to the devastating end twist in the film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

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

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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