Hitler's Madman

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Hitler's Madman
Hitler's Madman insert poster.
Directed by Douglas Sirk
Produced by Seymour Nebenzal
Written by Bart Lytton (novel)
Edna St. Vincent Millay (poem)
Albrecht Joseph (story)
Emil Ludwig (story)
Peretz Hirschbein
Melvin Levy
Doris Malloy
Edgar G. Ulmer (uncredited)
Starring Patricia Morison
John Carradine
Alan Curtis
Angelus Pictures

Hitler's Madman is a 1943 World War II film about the assassination of Nazi Reinhard Heydrich and the revenge taken by the Germans. The picture was produced by Seymour Nebenzal for PRC[1] and Angelus Pictures, Inc.[2] The shooting of Hitler's Madman took place late in 1942 and early 1943.[2] Sirk hired German cinematographer Eugen Schüfftan to shoot the film, but since he was not allowed in the United States at the time, the credit was instead given to Jack Greenhalgh.[1]

When Hitler's Madman was finished, MGM's Louis B. Mayer bought the production (reshoots were made in MGM's own studios), making it one of the few, and possibly the first film originally from another company to be distributed by MGM.[1]


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Other films on the same subject:


  1. ^ a b c Hitler's Madman, Turner Classic Movies page
  2. ^ a b Hitler's Madman, TCM overview page

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