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Verboten! (1959)





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An American officer, part of the occupying forces of post-war Germany, becomes the unwitting pawn of neo-Nazis waiting in the wings for the rebirth of Fascism.
Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Romance
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James Best
as Sgt. David Brent
Tom Pittman
as Bruno Eckart
Susan Cummings
as Helga Schiller / Brent
Thomas Pittman
as Bruno Eckart
Dick Kallman
as Helmuth Strasser
Paul Dubov
as Capt. Harvey
Harold Daye
as Franz Schiller
Stuart Randall
as Colonel
Steven Geray
as Burgermeister
Anna Hope
as Frau Schiller
Robert Boon
as SS Officer
Paul Busch
as Guenther
Neyle Morrow
as Sgt. Kellogg
Joe Turkel
as Infantryman
Joseph Turkel
as Infantryman
Charles Horvath
as Man with Bald Woman
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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
Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

This film starts perfectly with one of the best action scenes ever shot but quickly evolves into a string of clich├ęs. 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).

Ben Gui
Ben Gui

the best obscure Samuel Fuller movie. mixes his form of pulp, paperback storytelling, pumped up to 10 most of the time with the energy and script (and a deliberate attention to long, unbroken shots, as if we're watching a much more European Fuller than before), and documentary coverage of Nuremburg. plus Beethoven during a battle! I love this movie; it's one of those awesome B-movie treats that hopefully someone will find in their attice one day.

Jack Gattanella
Jack Gattanella

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