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The Devil Makes Three (1952)

1947: Captain Jeff Eliott returns to Germany to thank the Lehrt family, who hid him during WW-II when his plane was shot down over Munich. However he learns that the parents died when their... See full summary »

Director:

Andrew Marton

Writers:

Lawrence P. Bachmann (story) (as Lawrence Bachmann), Jerry Davis (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Kelly ... Capt. Jeff Eliot
Pier Angeli ... Wilhelmina (Willie) Lehrt
Richard Rober ... Col. James Terry
Richard Egan ... Lt. Parker
Claus Clausen Claus Clausen ... Heisemann
Wilfried Seyferth Wilfried Seyferth ... Hansig
Margot Hielscher ... Cabaret Singer
Annie Rosar ... Mrs. Keigler
Harold Benedict Harold Benedict ... Sgt. at Airport
Otto Gebühr ... Mr. Nolder
Gertrud Wolle Gertrud Wolle ... Mrs. Nolder
Heinrich Gretler Heinrich Gretler ... Keigler
Charlotte Flemming Charlotte Flemming ... Girl in Telephone Booth
Charles Gordon Howard Charles Gordon Howard ... Lt. Farris
Bum Krüger Bum Krüger ... Oberlitz
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Storyline

1947: Captain Jeff Eliott returns to Germany to thank the Lehrt family, who hid him during WW-II when his plane was shot down over Munich. However he learns that the parents died when their house was bombed, only their daughter Wilhelmina, now 18, is still alive. He finds the pretty girl working as nightclub hostess and shortly after starts dating her. She doesn't tell him that an underground neo-Nazi organization compels her to work for them, and soon gets Jeff involved in their machinations, too. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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"Are you the man they always use to trap women?"


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

19 September 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

...Y con el diablo somos tres See more »

Filming Locations:

Salzburg, Austria See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The end of the movie was filmed at the ruins of 'Adolf Hitler' (qf)'s Berghof in Obersalzberg. They clearly used the entry hall with the vaulted ceilings and the conference room with the giant picture window. See more »

Goofs

Richard Egan's character is first introduced and billed as Lt. Parker (and wears a single rank bar on his uniform), yet when Captain Eliot is speaking with Colonel Terry, he is introduced as Captain Parker. See more »

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Can Love Come Back Again?
Music by Bronislau Kaper
German lyrics by Friedrich Hollaender
English lyrics by Jack Brooks
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A Real Gem of a Film
21 September 2007 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

This is a Gene Kelly film which I had never viewed and only associated Kelly as a song and dance actor in many musicals. Kelly plays the role as Capt. Jeff Eliot who visits the Lehrt family in Germany who protected him and his plane during WW II. However, he finds out that the family was killed and the only member in the family remaining was Wilhelmina Lehrt,(Pier Angeli). Jeff Eliot finds Willie working in a nightclub and they seem to fall in love with each other, until Jeff finds out some very dark secrets Wilhelmina had been keeping from him and they have a fight between the two of them. Claus Clausen,(Heisemann) plays the role of a Nazi Commander during the Neo-Nazism Post WW II and has complete control over an underground movement that wants to continue the Hitler movement in Germany. There are really outstanding photography inside Adolph Hitler's Berchtesgard Eagles Nest, which is all bombed out and you see Heisemann standing in front of the large window in Berchtesgard. There is plenty of suspense and good supporting actors like Richard Egan, (Lt. Parker) and even some romance. Enjoy


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