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Hitler (1962)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, War | 21 March 1962 (USA)
Richard Basehart stars as one of the most influential and one of the most reviled men in history in this probing psychological study of a man who nearly gained dominance over the entire ... See full summary »

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... Adolf Hitler
... Eva Braun
... Geli Raubal
... Joseph Goebbels
... Ernst Röhm
... Gregor Strasser
Rick Traeger ... Heinrich Himmler
William Sargent ... Lt. Col. Count von Stauffenberg
... Hermann Goering
Norbert Schiller ... Jodrg Schönberg
Albert Szabo ... Emil Maurice
... Gen. Heinz Guderian
... Lt. Edmond Heines
... Dr. Morell
... Frau Angelika Raubal
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Richard Basehart stars as one of the most influential and one of the most reviled men in history in this probing psychological study of a man who nearly gained dominance over the entire western world--at the cost of millions of lives--Hitler.

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The private life of Hitler revealed for the first time!

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Biography | Drama | War

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After the attempted assassination of Hitler on July 20, 1944, Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, leader of the conspiracy, was shown being hanged with other conspirators. Stauffenberg was in fact executed by firing squad the night after the attempt. See more »

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Adolf Hitler: [dictating] Unremittingly, we shall poison the relations between the peoples and states of all countries. By envy and hatred, by struggle and warfare, even by spreading hunger, destitution and plagues, we shall bring all peoples to such a pass that the only escape will lie in total submission to our domination.
Emil Maurice: Shall I read it back, my Fuhrer?
Adolf Hitler: No.
Emil Maurice: But, er, some of the language might be a bit too strong.
Adolf Hitler: Emile, you still don't understand the purpose of this book. I have no desire to give comfort ...
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Crew and cast names appear between the arms of a swastika (Hakenkreutz), whose segments initially appear in time to the sound of marching feet. See more »

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Entertaining - - Richard Basehart excels as Adolf Hitler
5 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

The most terrible dictator of the 20th century is portrayed convincingly by the star Richard Basehart. The ruthless hate and mania of Hitler knew no bounds and this film portrays Hitler unsympathetically at different stages of his ascent to power in Germany. There is a perverse fascination to see Basehart's Hitler suffer in his personal life.

Though the characters portrayed were real, this is a drama and not a documentary. If you're looking for a comprehensive study of Hitler's life, many books at the library are available. Watch this film for a straightforward look at Hitler's psychotic character as it may have manifested itself to those closest to him.

This movie offers an "inside view" of Hitler's relationships with the women closest to him, Geli Raubal and Eva Braun. We also see the possibility that a pivotal and controversial event in the Nazi's rise to power--the burning of the Reichstag--was in all probability an arson committed by the Nazis themselves.

The martial soundtrack by Hans J. Salter is an added bonus.


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