Verboten! (1959)


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Exciting, stylish drama of a woman in post-World War II Germany, who marries an American GI even though she doesn't love him, because she knows he will be able to provide for her and her teenage brother--who has joined the neo-Nazi terrorist group known as the Werewolves.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Samuel Fuller
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On DVD: Jun 22, 2010
Sony Pictures Releasing


as Sgt. David Brent

as Bruno Eckart

as Helga Schiller / Bre...

as Bruno Eckart

as Helmuth Strasser

as Capt. Harvey

as Franz Schiller

as Burgermeister

as Frau Schiller

as SS Officer

as Guenther

as Sgt. Kellogg

as Infantryman

as Infantryman

as Man with Bald Woman
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Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

Enjoyable and educational hard-hitting record of Nazi atrocities.

Full Review… | July 30, 2013
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it's not subtle but then it wouldn't be fuller. who else could score WW2 with beethoven's ninth and wagner's ride of the valkyries? the hero seems too naive and the change of heart finale a little abrupt but there are some great scenes here, especially among the 'werewolves'. well done intercutting of newsreel footage helps with authenticity, including a few scenes from the death camps so beware

Stella Dallas

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This film starts perfectly with one of the best action scenes ever shot but quickly evolves into a string of clichés. So it is interesting that the RKO got involved in such a touchy subject as early as 1959, but it doesn't make for the incredible dullness of the film which lacks artistic mastery (the inclusion of real footage is catastrophic) as well as realism (a young Nazi, flipped in favour of the allies after attending the Nuremberg trial...). That's the sort of movies you really wonder why they bothered to release in DVD (and why I bothered to buy it).

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