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Hotel Berlin (1945)

Approved | | Drama, War | 2 March 1945 (USA)
Near the end of WW II, a member of the German underground (Martin Richter) escapes from the Gestapo and takes shelter at Hotel Berlin, where he meets Lisa Dorn, a sleek actress involved ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Godfrey

Writers:

Vicki Baum (novel), Jo Pagano (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Faye Emerson ... Tillie Weiler
Helmut Dantine ... Martin Richter
Raymond Massey ... Arnim von Dahnwitz
Andrea King ... Lisa Dorn
Peter Lorre ... Johannes Koenig
Alan Hale ... Herman Plottke
George Coulouris ... Commissioner Joachim Helm
Henry Daniell ... Baron Von Stetten
Peter Whitney ... Heinrichs
Helene Thimig ... Frau Sarah Baruch
Steven Geray ... Kleibert
Kurt Kreuger ... Major Otto Kauders
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Storyline

Near the end of WW II, a member of the German underground (Martin Richter) escapes from the Gestapo and takes shelter at Hotel Berlin, where he meets Lisa Dorn, a sleek actress involved with General von Dahnwitz, who is also trying to leave Germany. The hotel is a hotbed of Nazis, refugees, spies and ordinary Germans trying to survive inevitable defeat without getting too involved. Written by Mike Rogers <MICHAEL_PEM@aol.com>

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Rips the roof off. (Poster). See more »

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Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

2 March 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hotel Berlin '43 See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The novel upon which this film is based was published in 1943. Production was from late 1944 to early 1945 and the script was continually updated to take the fast-moving events of the war into account. See more »

Quotes

Walter Baumler: There are many like her in Germany. Yesterday she was a NAZI, today she says she isn't. Mark it, if a man like you who knows these people so well can still be deceived, think of the danger to those who don't have your experience. I know what's happened to you. Yep. You were tricked by your decency, by your humanity. You couldn't believe anyone capable of such deceit. But, you've got to realize, NAZIs never change.
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Referenced in Hollywood contra Franco (2008) See more »

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An overlooked little gem, set and filmed in the last days of WWII.
3 September 2003 | by LadyWesleySee all my reviews

I just saw this for the first time on TCM and found it fascinating. It's one of the few movies made during WWII that distinguishes between ordinary German citizens and Nazis. There's very little overt wartime propaganda, until the end (which has a small surprise twist). Although made with a so-called "B" cast, it's every bit as engaging as Grand Hotel. A shame it's not on VHS or DVD, but surely TCM will be showing it again.


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