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December 5, 2016
Very true and very real, it was real life film, it must have been very hard and emotional for the actors to stand tall at that time. I admire the entire cast and crew.
½ December 4, 2016
Douglas Sirk was still establishing himself as director in America after fleeing German when he made this nifty bit of WWII propaganda. John Carradine chews the scenery as a sneering Nazi officer, the real-life Reinhard Heydrich, Nazi governor of Prague. This film is based upon true event, though I'm a bit dubious of the film's historical accuracy. However, dramatically the film is exciting, fast paced, and features some well drawn characters. Made on the cheap at a poverty row studio, this film was picked-up by MGM who then gave the film a much larger release. Overall, this is nowhere as great as Sirk's later films, but it is a tight and highly enjoyable little film.
November 18, 2010
Propaganda-minded B-movie is an early effort from director Douglas Sirk. There are a handful of interesting and fairly exploitative scenes of Nazi cruelty, with the Nazi villain played aptly by B-movie icon John Carradine, but they're spaced out thin in an otherwise bland potboiler. More interesting as a historical document than a film.
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