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Verboten! (1959)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller, War | 25 March 1959 (USA)
A young American serviceman, stationed in Germany after the fall of the Third Reich, jeopardises his position with the Marshall Plan relief effort by breaking the non-fraternisatiom rule ... See full summary »

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Samuel Fuller

Writer:

Samuel Fuller
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Best ... Sgt. David Brent
Susan Cummings ... Helga Schiller / Brent
Tom Pittman Tom Pittman ... Bruno Eckart
Paul Dubov Paul Dubov ... Capt. R. Harvey
Harold Daye Harold Daye ... Franz Schiller
Dick Kallman ... Helmuth Strasser
Stuart Randall ... Colonel
Steven Geray ... Mayor (Burghermeister) of Rothbach
Anna Hope Anna Hope ... Frau Schiller
Robert Boon Robert Boon ... SS officer
Sasha Harden ... Eric Heiden
Paul Busch Paul Busch ... Gunther Dietrich
Neyle Morrow ... Sfc. Kellogg
Joe Turkel ... Infantryman (as Joseph Turkel)
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Storyline

A young American serviceman, stationed in Germany after the fall of the Third Reich, jeopardises his position with the Marshall Plan relief effort by breaking the non-fraternisatiom rule and falling in love with a young German woman. He uses his position to obtain food and luxuries for her that are in short supply, and all seems to be going well for the couple. What he doesn't realise is that the Werewolves, the Nazi guerrilla movement, have plans in which he features heavily. Written by Mark Thompson <mrt@oasis.icl.co.uk>

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Taglines:

A MAD GENERATION... Spawned In Lust... Consumed By Hate!

Genres:

Drama | Thriller | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

25 March 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Forbidden! See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was the last RKO project which began with the original radio-transmitter logo. Later movies from the revived RKO Pictures would start with a modern reproduction of the transmitter. See more »

Quotes

Helmuth Strasser: Polystyrene Vorborten!
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Connections

Featured in The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Verboten!
Music by Harry Sukman
Lyrics by Mack David
Sung by Paul Anka
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from war scenes
27 June 2014 | by ArmandSee all my reviews

an old movie. not exactly for time passing from its birth but for the themes who are always fresh, for the sets, for the measure of story who impress again and again. a war film and more that. because important remains the way to translate in image, with grace, delicacy and courage a dark side of reality. the photographs, the wallpapers, the dialogs, the scenes from Nuenberg trial, the story story itself are tools for a clear and objective picture of period. and that fact remain great , more important, in fact, than the artistic virtues. the equilibrium - that is the essential thing who defines Verboten ! and who gives to its poetic moments more force.


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